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Durango, Colorado

If you stand at the Four Corners and look east, it is impossible to resist the call of the San Juan Mountains. Head towards those white-capped peaks and you will pass by Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, Mesa Verde National Park, and a few dusty settlements before reaching the town that “Rocks!” – Durango, Colorado. Tucked away in the Animas River Valley on the vital Animas River, Durango was a prominent mining supply center from the 1890s up through the WWII uranium boom due to its access to the remote surrounding area. Founded as a railroad town, it is home to the famous Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad – a heritage railway that connects to Silverton, CO and has been in operation for more than 125 years. As mining left the area, Durango kept its western frontier identity and became the home for the adventurous in Southern Colorado. From world-class whitewater, to blue ribbon fly fishing, to dreamy skiing and mountain biking, Durango has you covered no matter the season.

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Featured Mountains in Durango

Mountain Approx. Elevation
Twin Buttes 7,608 ft (2,319 m)
Spud Hill 8,002 ft (2,439 m)
Smelter Mountain 7,723 ft (2,354 m)
Perins Peak 8,337 ft (2,541 m)
Lime Mesa 12,093 ft (3,686 m)
Castle Rock 10,397 ft (3,169 m)
Barnes Mountain 9,659 ft (2,944 m)
Baldy Mountain 9,859 ft (3,005 m)
Animas City Mountain 8,169 ft (2,490 m)