Top things to do during the winter in Durango, Colorado:
Purgatory offers a variety of ski and snowboarding activities. With beautiful runs, multiple restaurants, and less than 30 minutes from town you can’t go wrong.
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Take you and your little ones on a memorable ride to the North Pole on Durango’s very own Polar Express. Spend a magical evening in your PJ’s, drinking hot coca, and listening to stories on board the Durango Polar Express train. Visit the North Pole, and even meet Santa himself, all included with your ticket. Make things even easier by booking your train and hotel all at once! Click here for train and hotel package.
Durango’s very own 5-day winter festival takes place the end of every January. With over 100 events, and days of festivities, this is one of the largest winter event in Colorado, and trust me, you won’t want to miss it. Check out more info on this years theme and schedule before you arrive (you wouldn’t want to show up under-dressed).
The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gage railroad continues to travel 26 miles along the Animas River during the winter season. This ride offers breathtaking mountain views and river scenery, so be sure you pack your camera. Also, don’t forget the special event trains like: the New Year’s brunch train, Christmas Tree train, and Snowmobile packages with your train ride!
SnowCats & Snowmobiling
There are many ways to experience a true snow adventure with breathtaking winter landscapes. The two best experiences that tie of these these both together would be snowmobiling, and snowcat adventures. Durango and the surrounding areas offer BOTH of these winter adventures, now you just have to decide to do just one, or both.
Experience a unique ride in a snowcat with breathtaking views of the San Juan Mountains. Purgatory offers multiple different snowcat adventures including: Dinner tours, snowcat and skiing and scenic tours.
Want to feel the wind in your face, while exploring the back country? Snowmobiling may be the perfect adventure, and the best part is that Durango offers multiple snowmobiling options. Here are a few of the most recommended snowmobiling adventures:
Explore the beautiful San Juan mountain trails in the snow this winter. Durango offers many self-guided trails for snowshowing. Not an experienced at snowshoeing? No problem! Purgatory Resort offers guided tours and rentals all in one package!
Enjoy the brisk mountain air, and the jingle of the horses bell on a customized sleigh ride through a winter wonderland. With this adventure you can take a romantic ride, visit Santa, enjoy the beautiful Needles mountain range, and more. Pick the ride that most suites you and your party with either the Rapp Corral or Buck Livery sleigh rides.
Head over to Durango Dog Ranch for a trip of a lifetime dog sledding through the San Juan Mountains. This family friendly activity is available for whole day and half day trips. Book your adventure at: Durangodogranch.com