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St. Patrick’s Day Activities in Durango

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Spending time with family and friends in the name of celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Durango, CO is always fun. That said, the excitement of this Irish festival is only elevated further for those who travel to Durango for the holiday! Year-round, Durango offers travelers a seemingly endless lineup of entertaining activities and attractions to enjoy and the fun continues over St. Patrick’s Day. The following are just a few of the many St. Patrick’s Day activities in Durango when travel plans bring you in this direction. 

St. Patrick’s Day Activities in Durango

St. Patrick’s Day can be celebrated in a multitude of ways, but when you find yourself in Durango in the heart of March, it’s the ideal time to grab your skis and focus on downhill fun. The ski season in Durango lasts from November to April making a St. Patrick’s Day stay a picture-perfect time to take advantage of the fresh powder that continues to fall in the early spring. Whether you’re one for skiing or snowboarding, you’ll want to be sure to set aside time on the to-do list for a day or two at Purgatory Resort. Here, the scenery is breathtaking, and visitors have access to 10 lifts and more than 85 groomed trails to explore. There are runs here for skiers of all skill levels and gear rental options make your time on the slopes even more convenient. If you’re looking forward to learning to ski for the first time, there are expert instructors on-hand at Purgatory Resort to teach you the basics before you put your skills to work. Challenging snowboarding runs are also available and if you’re looking to expand your skiing fun beyond the resort, places like the Wolf Creek Ski Area, Hesperus Ski Area and the Silverton Mountain are all great options to consider checking out while you’re in town.  

Spend Time on the Snowshoeing Trails

While skiing and snowboarding your way through a St. Patrick’s Day stay in Durango is sure to thrill, there are also options to slow things down when you focus on snowshoeing fun instead. Snowshoeing in March is a wonderful way to savor the views of Southwest Colorado alongside family and friends. Durango is home to miles upon miles of trails to explore, but The Colorado Trail is a fan-favorite to enjoy this time of year. Spanning more than 480 miles in total, you can take time to discover a portion of the trail on snowshoes over St. Patrick’s Day. There’s an 8-mile round trip trek that can be enjoyed on this trail when you want to make your way to Gudy’s Rest as well as a scenic overlook over the Animas River valley. No matter what section of the trail you choose to explore, be sure to have your camera handy for the winter birds that stick around this time of year.  

Access Your Creativity

St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday focused on the fun and if you find you’re looking to try something creative and new, booking your place in an art class at the Durango Arts Center during your stay might be just what you’re searching for. Located at 802 E. 2nd Avenue, the Durango Arts Center is open from noon until 6:00 pm Tuesday through Saturday and is a great place to work on new skills. Many local artists host customized art lessons on-site and when you’re done, you can take time to browse the exhibits and displays that feature one-of-a-kind creative creations throughout.  

Enjoy Cross-Country Skiing

When it’s gorgeous seasonal views you’re after this St. Patrick’s Day, make sure your Durango journey includes some quality time cross-country skiing. Cascade Creek is a popular place for cross-country ski enthusiasts to gather and enjoy getting out and exploring the terrain. Here, you’ll find you have easy access to waterfalls, mountain views, and off-the-beaten-path trails that offer a true sense of adventure. Mesa Verde National Park is another terrific cross-country ski locale in March thanks to the rich historic landscape and far fewer visitors than you’ll find here in the summertime. 

Grab a Green Beer or Two in Good Company

If you can’t imagine your St. Patrick’s stay in Durango without a green beer or two, there are plenty of places to get your beverage fix in town. The Diamond Belle Saloon, the Derailed Pour House, and Carver Brewing Co. are just a few of the many destinations worth adding to your must-try list when St. Patrick’s Day is being celebrated in Durango. 

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