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 numbers entertainment opportunities that feature something for the even the most discerning tastes. 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
263 mile scenic loop. We are 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 SouthwestDowntown 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.
River Rafting, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing
We are located seven miles from Southwest Adventures, an outfitter. Numerous options are available on river rafting, biking and rock climbing. Enjoy Colorado’s beautiful scenery in a unique way. Durango has over 10 raft companies to safely guide your white water adventure, including rafting on the Animas River . Durango is home to many world class mountain bikers. Come discover the trails that made the champions.
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!
Sky Ute Casino
Slot machines, video Keno and poker games. Blackjack and poker tables, bingo, all on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation in Ignacio, Colorado. Located 15 miles from campground.
Jeep Tours are located seven miles to pickup from campground. Rocky Mountain High 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 from three locations 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.
Only 23 miles northeast of Durango, Vallecito Lake offers many recreation opportunities. You can boat, ski, fly fish or troll, hike, jeep, horseback ride, picnic, or just relax on one of America‘s most beautiful high mountain lakes.
Trimble Hot Springs
Olympic pool heated to 85 degrees, two large therapy pools, 102 and 108 degrees, separate outdoor Jacuzzi, 104 degrees. Different therapy techniques available, as well as fitness classes. The Trimble’s 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.
Scenic glider rides over the beautiful Animas Valley are available at Durango Soaring Club, located 15 miles from campground. Twenty-five or fifty minute rides are offered.