Let’s kick off this list with one of our favorite Durango Adventures. Bet you didn’t know that Durango has its very own dog sledding company! Durango Dog Ranch offers kennel tours and takes groups on hour-long and half-day expeditions on authentic dog sleds all season long. Dress in your warm winter layers and get ready to enjoy the mountain views and smell of fresh pines. Mush!
Durango’s Historic Theatre
Located in the famous Strater Hotel, the Henry Strater Theatre first opened its doors in 1962 as the Diamond Circle Theatre. The theatre was home to the Durango Melodrama & Vaudeville for years, and now “the Hank,” as it’s known to many locals, hosts community events and concerts. Catch a show or just stop by to take in the beauty and history of this little-known theatre.
Sushi at East by Southwest
I know, eating sushi in a landlocked state at 6,512 feet in elevation sounds funny. But, if you can forget all that for one moment and trust us, we can practically guarantee that the sushi lovers in your group will love East by Southwest. This chic, modern restaurant is well-known by the locals and shouldn’t be missed by tourists on their Durango adventures! It has a large menu offering Asian delicacies from sashimi and nigiri to teriyaki and yakitori. Don’t miss the unforgettable Hand Grenade—one delicious bite packed with shrimp, a scallop, sweet soy sauce and the perfect amount of spice that’ll make you want to order another round.
Take a Walk Back in Time
Horsefly History Tours offers unique walking tours where both locals and tourists learn about Durango’s rough and tumble history. Company owner and guide Laine Johnson is a Colorado native who’s passionate about wildlife and the Rocky Mountains. If you like great storytelling and seeing an antique or an old building makes your mind race about its history, these tours are for you.