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Eleven Adventures In Durango, CO...Bikes, Beer, Food & Much More

The fire in the San Juan national forest has subsided and the beautiful city of Durango is safe and sound.

We love Durango. It has everything you could ever wish for to enjoy a classic Colorado adventure. Plus, our CEO, Tom Barney, is a Durango native. Read about the eleven adventures you need to experience in Durango.

1. Ride The Iron Horse Classic From Durango To Silverton

Race the train from Durango to Silverton! This 51.53-mile road bike race takes you through some unbelievable scenery going through three mountain passes with breathtaking views the whole way. Each year this race has over 3,500 participants.  Learn more about this classic race here: http://www.ironhorsebicycleclassic.com

 

2. Grab Some Post Ride Coffee At Taste Coffee

People say this place has the best Latte in the world. With an extremely cool vibe, Taste is the place to hang out. Nestled in Ernies Food Truck Court, you have to check this place out. https://www.tastecoffeedurango.com 

 3. Mountain Bike The Horse Gulch Trail System

Just a few minutes from Downtown Durango, Horse Gulch is a very accessible trail system. With breathtaking rides varying in difficulty level, this is a great place to enjoy Durango mountain biking. Trails to ride: Stacy's, Snake Charmer, Telegraph, Sugar Trail.  Check out more here https://www.trails2000.org

 

5. Go Rock Climbing At Cascade Canyon

This is the most beautiful place you will climb all year. With sport and trad routes ranging from 5.9-5.11, this place has everything you need. After your climb, take a dip in the snowmelt waterfall to cool off. This area is a 30-minute drive north of Durango on 550 towards Silverton.  

6. Stop For Pizza At Fired Up Artisan Pizza

 An artisan pizzeria right in Downtown Durango. Grab some 5-star pizza on their rooftop patio and watch the sunset over Durango.  https://fireduppizzeria.com

 

7. Kayak The Animas River

This beautiful river flows from high up in the San Juan mountains and travels right through downtown Durango. Filled with diversity, this river will take you from smooth and scenic to exciting and challenging rapids. You can rent kayaks and book guided trips through  https://www.durangorivertrippers.com

 

 8. Grab A Bite To Eat At Zia Taqueria

Mexican counter-serve joint featuring burritos and other classic eats made with local ingredients. You need to try their fish tacos, they are the best in the area. http://ziataqueria.com
 

9. Hike The Purgatory Trail 

One of the top hikes in Durango, this is a very diverse 10.8-mile round trip hike that takes you by a river,  pristine lakes, and beautiful meadows.  https://www.trails2000.org
 

9. Fuel Up At Animas Brewing

To enjoy beers by the river, check out this Minimalist brewpub inside a rustic-chic cabin serving Irish-influenced cooking & housemade brews. Their unique and delicious tasting brews will take your taste buds for a ride. https://www.animasbrewing.com

10. Drive Through  San Juan National Forest 

Covering 1,878,846 acres, this national forest holds 13 of Colorado's 56 mountains over 14,000 ft. elevation. Take Highway 160 from South Fork to Durango and a highway 550 from Durango to Silverton to see the some of the beauty that this forest has to offer.  

 

11.  Camp At South Mineral Campground 

Relax and stay at this beautiful campground with stunning views of the San Juans. This campground features secluded and spacious sites right next to the river. It is across the road from the trailhead to hike Ice Lake, which is an absolutely splendid hike

 

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