Local Area Attractions
Durango is known for endless outdoor recreation, as well as world-class attractions like the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Mesa Verde National Park, and historic downtown Durango. There are numerous entertainment opportunities that feature something for everyone. You'll find that Durango is the ideal destination for your next family vacation, or group outing. Check out the city's cosmopolitan side when you experience all of the comforts and attractions that downtown Durango has to offer. Immerse yourself in our town’s vibrant heritage on a walking tour through historic downtown, and savor a gourmet meal at one of the area’s many cafés or restaurants. Take in a show at a Durango theater or music venue, or feed your creative side at one of Durango’s museums or art galleries.
Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Coal/steam powered narrow gauge train that chugs through the scenic wilderness of the San Juan National Forest from Durango to Silverton. All aboard for an 1882 adventure on the Silverton train. The sights and scenery you encounter on your trip through the San Juan National Forest are truly spectacular. Located 7 miles from campground.
Mesa Verde National Park
Mesa Verde National Park , located just 43 miles from the KOA , is the site of the largest concentration of Anasazi Cliff Dwellings in the United States. Mesa Verde, a World Heritage Site, offers one of the finest architectural examples of the early resourceful people - huge cities have been protected from the centuries within high cliff alcoves.
San Juan Skyway
236 mile scenic loop. Durango is on it!
Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers
Enjoy a real western evening, delicious Chuckwagon supper, and a great western show. You will thrill to the songs, stories and comedy of the Bar D Wrangles as they present their famous stage show of the Old West. Come early and visit Chapel in the Pines, Bar D train, Artisan Shop, Record Shop, Smuts Blacksmith Shop, gift shop, The Leatherworks, Chocolate Factory and T-shirt shop. Located 17 miles from campground.
Where Old West meets the Southwest. Downtown Durango is a Nationally Registered Historic District and home to historic boutique hotels, award winning restaurants, laid-back brewpubs, and fabulous art galleries, museums, and shops.
Local Area EventsListing Calendar
Durango Heritage Celebration
This event commemorates our town's colorful and diverse history, focusing primarily on the period from the town's incorporation in 1881 until 1912. You'll find that a large number of event goers will be dressed in authentic period attire throughout the celebration. We encourage everyone to join in the fun by donning your Victorian, Edwardian or Old West finery for any of our events. A few of the activities require advance ticket purchase, please see each activity page for details and requirements