Introduction to Durango, Colorado
The Denver and Rio Grande Railroad founded this town in September of 1880 to provide services to the San Juan Mining District. Ore was transported from the mountains to the smelters at Durango. The area was named after the town of Durango in Mexico.
Durango and nearby Attractions
- Mesa Verde National Park
- Historic Downtown
- Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
- Vallecito Lake
- Durango Mountain Resort
- Animas River
Things To Do In Durango
The city has a vibrant art culture, which is illustrated at the many art galleries in the area. Biking is also a very popular past time in Durango because of the rough terrain that surrounds the city.
The Durango-La Plata County Airport provides facilities for air transportation.
Durango Higher Education
Fort Lewis College is the local higher educational institution. One can also find educational opportunities at San Juan College and Western State College Colorado.