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.
Rafting and Jeeping
Discover the magic of river rafting and guided jeep tours with Mild to Wild Rafting & Jeep Trail Tours in Southwest Colorado. They offer 77 trip options for ages 4 to 84. Options include whitewater rafting adventures on rafts or inflatable kayaks, beginner stand-up paddle boarding instruction, jeep trail tours and packages with a one-way ride on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Train. Experience why Mild to Wild has earned the most referrals and repeat customers!
Outlaw Jeep Tours will take you on a safe off-road, back country adventure you and your family will never forget. Their professional tour guides provide expert commentary on the colorful Indian and mining history, folklore and geology of the Southern Rockies. Morning and afternoon tours are available from May to October. Experience the thrill of four wheeling - on your own or with a local guided jeep tour - on hundreds of miles of rugged mountain roads.
Trimble Hot Springs
Olympic pool heated to 80-82 degrees, two large therapy pools, 100 and 110 degrees, separate outdoor Jacuzzi, 104 degrees. Different therapy techniques available, as well as fitness classes. The Trimbles hot mineral water contains minerals that a historic quote proclaimed: "A positive cure for...all diseases that flesh is heir to." Located 16 miles from campground.
Golf at Altitude
Hill Crest is located in downtown Durango. It is the local place to golf.
Dalton Ranch is located 10 miles from campground. The rare blend of the river, undulating terrain and splendid vistas make the Dalton Ranch a grand course to play, as inspiring as it is demanding.
Soaring Tree Top Adventures
Soar over the San Juan Mountains on 27 different zip lines that range from 56 to 1,400 feet in length. Over a mile and a half of cable will carry you across the Animas River and through majestic Old Growth Ponderosa Pines and beautiful Aspen Groves.
Your trip starts with a first class train ride through breathtaking mountain scenery to our remote, Alpine location.
When you arrive to our resort to begin your thrilling day full of zip lining, our friendly Sky Ranger guides will help you with your gear and assist you while ziplining in the trees throughout your day. We will serve a gourmet lunch and snacks during your five and a half hours of Soaring. For your full day adventure, lunch and snacks as well as all of the equipment, guides and train ride are all included in the price.