Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum

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Everyone needs a getaway now and then. When you’re up for an adventure and can’t wait to swap out the daily routine for entirely new surroundings, Durango, Colorado is a destination worth exploring. With Old West roots leading the way to fun, Durango is a place where the past, present, and the best of nature alike collide in seamless harmony. Visitors looking forward to exploring the great outdoors will find plenty of options to enjoy while Durango also caters to those looking to rest, relax, or shop and dine their way through a getaway. No matter what your itinerary entails, when you’re in town, make sure you set aside time to experience the Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum at least once!

Learn More About Nature in the Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum

The Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum is located at 151 E. 16th Street and is open to the public daily between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. This popular stop is a dual functioning locale offering guests a chance to learn more about the active fish hatchery while also providing insight into the wildlife that constitutes the greater Durango area through onsite displays and exhibits.

The fish hatchery Durango has earned the title as Colorado’s oldest state-owned fish hatchery and the corresponding numbers are designed to impress. The hatchery raises a combination of cutthroat, snack river, rainbow, and brown trout alongside kokanee salmon. Visitors are often amazed to learn that from this hatchery alone, over 1.3 million sub catchable fish are bred and over 150,000 catchable rainbows are born.

Wandering through the fish hatchery Durango allows guests to follow along with the breeding process from hatch through release into the region’s thriving river systems. These efforts keep Colorado’s waterway ecosystems balanced and provide anglers coming to the Gold Medal waters year after year. The experience is only enhanced by the many exhibits on-site that highlight fish species and the important role they play in the state’s waterways.

If after a visit you’re ready for the fun to continue, consider taking one of the nearby trails which are easily accessible from the hatchery.

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