Southwest Colorado is rich in culture, adventure and history. From Mesa Verde to the peaks of San Juan County, there is something for everyone here in our mountain paradise. We enjoy over 300 days of sunshine and four distinct seasons of entertainment and activities. For instance, you can choose to ride The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge trains, hike the San Juan’s, explore the ruins of nearby Mesa Verde, raft the Animas River, mountain bike or ski at Durango Mountain Resort. Restaurants, art galleries, and street music make up a vital part of a lively downtown filled with year round festivals and special events.
Durango is home to Fort Lewis College, a four year liberal arts college, which nourishes the community’s intellect and entertainment at its world class concert hall. Students at the area’s public schools score above average on state and national tests. We are home to Mercy Regional Medical Center, a full service hospital serving the needs of Four Corners’ residents.
Durango receives more than its fair share of media attention. Phrases like “best place to retire”, “best place to raise children”, “best resort value in the west”, and “mountain bike capital of the world” reflect the mix of beauty, tranquility, and vibrancy that describes our lifestyle.
There is always something happening in Durango. In the winter the entire family can enjoy skiing at Durango Mountain Resort or one of our areas other resorts. In the summer there is everything from rafting to mountain bike riding. The City of Durango throws events year-round and our beautiful downtown is filled with world class restaurants. For more Durango information click here.
Bayfield is a beautiful scenic community with the Pine River running through town. Bayfield is small community miles north of Durango, located in La Plata County. Learn more about the community nestled in the mountains and what Bayfield has to offer. For more Bayfield information click here.
More information about La Plata County and Southwest Colorado
La Plata County – http://co.laplata.co.us/
City of Durango – http://www.durangogov.org/
La Plata County Economic Alliance – http://yeslpc.com/
Chamber of Commerce – http://www.durangobusiness.org/
Durango Downtown – http://durangodowntown.com/
Eat & Drink Durango – http://www.durango.org/discover-durango/eat-drink/
Durango 9R School District – http://durangoschools.org/
Bayfield School District – http://www.bayfield.k12.co.us/
Mountain Middle School – http://www.mountainmiddleschool.org/
Animas High School – http://animashighschool.com/
Fort Lewis College – https://www.fortlewis.edu/
Mercy Regional Medical Center – https://www.mercydurango.org/mdu/home/