The pleasant city of Durango is in central Colorado, nestled in the Animas River Valley in the San Juan Mountains. The centre of the town has plenty of local amenities yet it is minutes away from beautiful scenery and outdoor pursuits making Durango holiday rentals the ideal base for exploring the area.
The name Durango means "town of water" and the Animas River which runs through the downtown area is noted for its gold medal fly fishing. It also provides opportunities for exciting activities such as whitewater rafting, kayaking and canoeing. The surrounding mountains are perfect for hiking and mountain biking, off-roading on quad vehicles, nature spotting, rock climbing and hunting. In fact Durango hosted the first ever Mountain Bike World Championships on its excellent terrain. Those who prefer golf will find several golf courses close to their Durango holiday rental such as Hillcrest Golf Club, just three miles away. In winter this area is popular for skiing, snowboarding, dog sledding, snowmobiling and snowshoeing with five major ski areas nearby.
Stroll down the historic downtown area of Durango and browse the old architecture which houses boutiques, restaurants and pretty gift shops. More modern shops can be found nearby at the nearby regional shopping centre. The Mesa Verde National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site about 47 miles west of your Durango log cabin rental. It is particularly famous for its ancient Pueblo cliff dwellings. A fun day out for families can be enjoyed on the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway which takes visitors to the historic mining town of Silverton on steam trains dating back to the 1920s. Four Corners is where the four states of New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Colorado meet.
Durango holiday rentals offer warm summers and cold winters with plenty of snow. Average daily high temperatures in summer reach 85°F (29°C) and drop to around 40°F (4°C) from November to March with below freezing temperatures overnight from October to May. There is deep snow from December to April with an average seven inches in January. Early summer is dry with more showers from August onwards.
The nearest airport to Durango holiday rentals is Durango-La Plata County (DRO) Airport. It has domestic flights only with Continental, United, US Airways, Frontier Airlines, and in the summer with American Airlines too. The airport is 11 miles from the centre of Durango. For international visitors the closest international airports are Denver International (DEN) Airport which is 251 miles away and Salt Lake City Airport, 331 miles away. From there you can pick up a hire car and drive to Durango, or get a local connecting flight to the area. However, a car is recommended for your holiday in Durango.