As the early summer months roll in, travelers from near and far begin pondering the exciting adventures that await. When you’re an adventurer that has a heart for the great outdoors and can’t wait to dive into nature and fun at every turn, there’s no better place to find yourself this year than Durango, Colorado. When it’s time to put the finishing touches on your early summer itinerary, the following options should definitely top your list of must-do Durango Summer activities!

Try Ziplining with Durango Adventures

Sometimes, all it takes is a new perspective to elevate your Southwestern Colorado experience to a new level of fun. Your early summer adventure to Durango is a great chance to give world-class ziplining a try! Durango Adventures is your ultimate getaway partner when you’re excited to indulge in some adrenaline-pumping fun. This one-stop-shop for adventure is located just a mile from downtown and offers guests a chance to experience not one, but 12 fast ziplines strung between timber towers. From any one of these lines, visitors can enjoy sweeping views of the San Juan Mountains. Follow up the scenic fun with a trip up the official on-site adventure tower which promises to be a thrilling highlight of your visit.

Enjoy Horseback Riding

The San Juan Mountains are a must-see from that sky-high advantage point with Durango Adventures, but there’s something breathtaking about getting into the mountains via horseback. You don’t have to be an expert equestrian to enjoy this excursion during your early summer getaway to Durango. In fact, Durango is home to a number of dude ranches where guests can give horseback riding a try for the first time or make the most of more experienced trail rides if it’s an activity you’ve long been drawn to. Taking to the trails alongside a knowledgeable guide is not only a great way to see the early summer landscape up close, but it fits in well with Durango’s old west vibe. Access your inner cowboy or cowgirl and get ready for the fun when you book a horseback riding adventure during your stay.

Make the Most of Rock Climbing Adventures

The dynamic terrain that makes up Durango, Colorado is known and loved by those in the climbing community for its challenges that prove to be irresistible. If you’re up for some rock climbing fun, early summer is just the right time to indulge your sense of adventure thanks to milder temperatures that allow for longer excursions. Both X Rock and East Animas Crag are popular climbing stops for those who are more experienced in the sport and up for something new and exciting. If you’re rather new to climbing and could use some guidance along the way, consider partnering up with Turtle Lake Bouldering which provides access to a climbing gym as well as guided climbs for more intermediate athletes.

Cast a Line and Go Fishing

The lush terrain and rushing waterways that constitute Durango’s landscape have long been known amongst anglers as a must-visit destination when it comes to fantastic fishing. Trout fishing in particular is a favorite pastime in this area that’s earned a reputation for Gold Medal waters. The Animas River is a particularly appealing destination, especially for fly fishing. When you’re looking to turn a day of fishing into an entire vacation of casting lines, consider stops at the Vallecito Reservoir, Electra Lake, and Lake Nighthorse too! Before you head out, make sure to swing by The San Juan Angler at 600 Main Street to grab any last minutes supplies you may have left behind when packing. The team at Rio Epic is waiting for your reservation if you’re more the type of angler that could use some insight and guidance along the way. Enjoy a half-day or full-day experience with these guides depending on your skill level and scheduling preferences.

Experience the Best of White Water Rafting

Getting out on the water is a must when you visit Durango during the early summer months. When you’re looking to enjoy the best of white water rafting adventures, the team at Rivertrippers and Adventure Tours has the options you’ve been looking for. Class I, II, and III rapids are waiting for you when you book a trip alongside your guide and enjoy time on the water in a raft or inflatable kayak. Whether you book a few hours on the water or make it a half-day excursion, you’re sure to make memories that last a lifetime.

Book Your Durango Adventure Today

Deciding to make your way to Durango is a great choice. Knowing you’re booked into top-of-the-line rental accommodations only elevates the experience from start to finish! Reach out to Durango Colorado Vacations today to learn more about our many property options in the area and to begin planning your one-of-a-kind trip! We can’t wait to see you in beautiful Colorado soon.