Plan a Fall Getaway to Durango, Colorado

Durango is a small, friendly city that offers a year-round escape. Located in the southwest corner of Colorado, Durango is known for its scenic beauty and its rich history as an early mining town. Durango is packed with things to do all year. In the fall, you can enjoy these activities in the midst of glorious fall foliage.

Hit the Trail

Durango’s hiking is unparalleled. Thousands of trails guide you through the most scenic routes along the San Juan mountains, lined by aspens, spruces, and pines. The Animas Mountain Trail is an easygoing, short hike of around five miles where you’re likely to encounter fellow travelers on foot, horse or bicycle. Colorado Trail and Junction Creek travels through the heavily forested area where you’ll see wildlife of all kinds.

Visit the Farmer’s Market

The Durango farmer’s market brings the best of southwestern Colorado to you every Saturday. Open through the fall, the market lets you sample the best of local farms, ranches and artisanal craftworks. The market focuses on vendors who are local, sustainable and invested in the community’s wellbeing. There is also free live music every Saturday.

Get Brewed at Oktoberfest

Colorado is craft beer country, and Durango is no exception to that rule. Oktoberfest celebrates Durango’s place as a premier beer center. Six local breweries are bringing samples of their beer and you can taste them while listening to live music from three local bands.

Ride the Train

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is a must-see experience for any visitor to Durango. This historic steam locomotive has been making the run between the towns of Silverton and Durango since 1882.

The round-trip excursion takes eight hours and includes breathtaking scenery around every curve. For an even more immersive experience, book the historic narration coach. You’ll be entertained by experts in local history dressed in period costume who tell the story of the train and its place in history.

Hear Cowboy Poetry

Long before we had poetry jams, cowboys on the dusty trail passed their time concocting stories and songs. Many of these were rhymed so that they’d be easy to remember and pass along. You can hear that tradition come to life through the folk songs, tall tales and spoken poetry presented at this yearly gathering. It’s the biggest cowboy poetry festival in the world and it includes many different events.

As you can see, the town of Durango offers countless activities and things to do during the fall season. If you are starting to plan your fall getaway and need a place to stay, Durango Colorado Vacations offers a wide selection of vacation rental homes and condos to stay in. Whether you are planning a romantic getaway for two or a family vacation, you’ll find that visiting Durango in the fall will be a vacation you’ll remember forever.

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