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Mother’s Day Activities in Durango

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Making Mother’s Day extra special is something many people aim to do when the holiday comes around each year. While spending quality time together at home can be meaningful, this year, consider elevating the fun further by planning a well-deserved trip to scenic Durango, Colorado for Mother’s Day. Situated in La Plata County, Durango is home to just over 19,000 year-round residents and is a location that’s rich in history, natural beauty, and in-town fun alike! Home to a historic downtown district, the Durango & Silverton Narrow Guage Railroad as well as the Animal River and valley, Durango is within easy reach of the San Juan National Forest and a fantastic place to discover when you’re looking for incredible views at every turn. No matter what your mom considers fun on vacation, you’ll find opportunities to enjoy Mother’s Day in Durango. The following are just a few of the Mother’s Day activities in Durango to enhance your stay when you’re excited to make the most of every moment.

Mother’s Day Activities in Durango

If you’re traveling to Durango over Mother’s Day with the mom in your life who loves a delicious moment, don’t forget to book a mouthwatering brunch while you’re in town. The Animas Grille & Lounge at 501 Camino Del Rio often hosts a delightful Mother’s Day brunch menu to enjoy as long as you have a reservation in place. Seating options often run from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm and you’ll find you have tasty options ranging from a salad station and breakfast table to main brunch buffet items like carved meat stations and assorted sweets to enjoy as well. This Mother’s Day Brunch comes with the added bonus of great views available from the main dining room and friendly service that might just bring you back a time or two!

Take a Trip on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Guage Railroad Together

For the mom in your life who loves a great sightseeing experience with a healthy dose of history included, there’s nothing more exciting than taking a trip on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Guage Railroad while you’re in town over Mother’s Day. This time of year, this historic trail ride typically includes chocolate and flowers for the moms onboard as well as musicians ready and waiting to serenade guests as you ride through the stunning, forested countryside. It’s a special way to spend Mother’s Day that celebrates modern marvels and eras-past alike.

Get Out on the Road and Savor the Views

Durango is fortunate to be home to beautiful vistas just about everywhere you might look. When you’re hoping to thrill your mom with some unforgettable sights this Mother’s Day, make sure to make time on the itinerary for a drive along the iconic San Juan Skyway. Hop in your car and explore this scenic loop at your own pace as you travel through the heart of Durango and onward to Silverton, Ouray, Telluride, Rico, Cortez, Ridgeway, and Mancos. You can spend a full day on this scenic route admiring alpine lakes, dense forests, and mountain ranges along the way. If your mom happens to be an enthusiastic birdwatcher or wildlife spotter, be sure to have her pack her binoculars and make time for the many pullovers where you can get a closer look at what might be roaming or flying around.

Infuse Arts and Culture into Your Mother’s Day Stay

If your mom is someone with an unwavering passion for arts, culture, and flavor, Durango has plenty of it all to offer up during your Mother’s Day getaway in this direction. Begin with a stroll downtown where you’ll find easy access to more than 30 studios and art galleries in the area. Here, you can browse exhibits and displays showcasing everything from glass-blown art and jewelry to Native American pottery, metal sculptures, oil paintings, and more. It’s an inspiring way to spend an afternoon that also gives your mom the opportunity to find pieces she loves to purchase as gifts. Afterward, you can make your way to Four Leaves Winery which hosts a tasting location right across from the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad station. Step inside and enjoy wine by the taste, glass, or bottle in good company this Mother’s Day. There are opportunities to try everything from Peach Chardonnay to classic Pinot Noir or make your own custom wine with the help of on-site staff that you can take as a souvenir of your experience.

Book Your Getaway Today

Make Mother’s Day one to remember this year by booking your trip to Durango and letting the team at Durango Colorado Vacations help you get settled in a luxurious, stylish, and ideally located vacation rental while you’re here. We’ll take care of the details while you focus on the holiday fun ahead! Reach out today to learn more and to search our Durango rentals amenity here..

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