Brittney sent me this list. We could plan to do some of these things at the reunion.
Things to Do in Durango…
Filled with endless recreation opportunities and a rich history, you’ll never have a shortage of unique and fun things to do in summertime in the Durango Area.
Trimble Spa and Natural Hot Springs
Two mineral-rich therapeutic hot pools for relaxation and rejuvenation, and a heated 50-meter Olympic swimming pool for family fun and lap swimming. Our spacious lawn is perfect for picnics and tanning on sunny mountain days. The Trimble's hot springs are open to the public. www.trimblehotsprings.com
Adult (13-61) $14
Child (5-12) $9.50
*Age 4 and under free.
Students (H.S. & College w/ valid ID) $9.50
***If we can get a group together of 20 or more***
$10.00 (per adult)
$7.00 (per child) 5-12
Reservations required 970-247-0111
Open 7 days a week: 9-10 Sunday-Wednesdays
9-11 Friday & Saturday
Mesa Verde National Park
One of the Four Corner’s most treasured attractions, Mesa Verde was established in 1906 as one of the first National Parks of its kind. The Park is home to ancient dwellings built by Ancestral Puebloan Indians around 600 A.D. The people who called this area home mysteriously disappeared in 1300 AD. Today, the site has been designated a World Cultural Heritage Site by the United Nations and the #1 Monument in the World by Conde Naste Traveler. It is well preserved so that guests from around the world can tour the ancient dwellings comfortably. Visit there website for rates and schedule www.nps.gov/meve/
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Take a ride into the past on the same track miners and cowboys used over a century ago. Winter trains depart from the Main Depot on Main Avenue in Durango or from the convenient Rockwood Station located just 10 miles south of Purgatory Village. Explore the untouched wilderness with a ride to Cascade Canyon through narrow passages, along cliff edges and past pristine waterfalls on the Animas River. Special event trains are also available, including a New Years Eve ride. At either end are museums dedicated to the area’s railroad history. The larger of the two is located in the Durango D&SNGR Roundhouse, with more than 12,000 square feet of mint-condition trains, historic exhibits, collectables and memorabilia. Visit HYPERLINK "http://www.durangotrain.com/" \t "_blank" www.durangotrain.com for more information.
White Water Rafting
Durango Rafting Company - Raft through Durango with the entire family on the Animas River. Hear tales of the history of Durango and surrounding areas on 2 and 4 hour professionally guided trips. Kids 8 years of age and younger are FREE! call toll free 877-257-2252 or local 970-259-2252 or visit us on the web at HYPERLINK "http://durangoraft.com/" \t "_blank" durangoraft.com.
Southwest Whitewater - Navigate the Animas River with Southwest Whitewater's professionally trained guides. Trips on the Animas are perfect for the whole family, featuring Class III rapids, waves and beautiful scenery. 2 hour, 1/2 hour and Brunch trips are available. Come explore the region by raft. For more information and reservations please call 800-989-9792 or visit HYPERLINK "http://www.swwhitewater.com/" \t "_blank" www.swwhitewater.com for more information.
Feel the wind in your hair as you speed down the track… or take a leisurely ride and enjoy the view. Durango Mountain Resort’s Alpine Slide is fun for the whole family. The chairlift carries riders up the mountain for a descent of more than half a mile. Each sled has a control stick to regulate speed as you cruise side-by-side on adjacent tracks. See who makes it to the bottom first!
9 am – 5 pm (weather-permitting)
$10 per ride
Closed-toe footwear is recommended when riding the chairlift and the Alpine Slide. Children must be at least 3 years old and 36 inches tall to ride the chairlift. Children must be at least 6 years old and 42 inches tall to ride solo on the Alpine Slide.
For additional information, call 970-385-2168
***Summer activities require a signed release prior to participation. HYPERLINK "http://www.durangomountainresort.com/assets/2010%20Summer%20Activities%20Releaseb.pdf" \t "_blank" Click here for release.
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The summer chairlift takes visitors from the base area through a peaceful mountain forest to the top of the Angel's Tread ski run. Take a round-trip ride, or hop off at the top and enjoy the spectacular views of the San Juan Mountains. Hiking trails traverse the mountain through meadows of wildflowers.
9 am - 4 pm (weather-permitting)
$5 per ride
Closed-toe footwear is recommended when riding the chairlift and the Alpine Slide. Children must be at least 3 years old and 36 inches tall to ride the chairlift.
Summer activities require a signed release prior to participation. HYPERLINK "http://www.durangomountainresort.com/assets/2009%20Summer%20Activities%20Releaseb.pdf" \t "_blank" Click here for release.
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Durango Mining Co.
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Up in them there hills there's treasure to be found! So much treasure, that Durango Mining Company put it in bags so you don't have to go trapesin' all across the great San Juan Mountains to find 'em! In fact, we got a whole new setup for minin'!
Come join us for a load of fun, a mother load mind you, at Durango Mountain Resort. Find gems and even fossils, and have a good time doing it.
Bags are $7 each.
This activity is not included in the Total Adventure Ticket.
Bungee Jump provides a safe and fun way for the entire family to experience "big-air" in the mountains. This exciting activity combines the adrenaline rush of a trampoline and bungee jumping in a safe and controlled environment. $9 per 2 minute session.
Summer activities require a signed release prior to participation. HYPERLINK "http://www.durangomountainresort.com/assets/2010%20Summer%20Activities%20Releaseb.pdf" Click here for release.
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Buck's Livery - Horseback Rides
Adventure on horseback! Experienced wranglers will help you explore the San Juan National Forest & Cascade Canyon on a horse that fits your ability level. 1 hour, 2 hour, 1/2 day, and all day rides are available. Try the Sunset Dinner Ride - a 2 hour ride followed by Colorado steaks or chicken grilled over an open fire. Kids & special menu items also available. For more information and reservations, call 970-385-2110. 8 person, 2 Hour minimum for dinner rides.
1 Hour Ride
2 Hour Ride
Half Day Ride
Full Day Ride
Special Ride - 2 hr. experienced riders
Walk-in Dinner only (no ride included)
Our 18-hole miniature golf course is a challenge for golfers of all ages. Lush greens and unique obstacles stand between you and par for the course. We supply the ball and putter, you bring the stroke.
Summer activities require a signed release prior to participation. HYPERLINK "http://www.durangomountainresort.com/../../../../assets/2010%20Summer%20Activities%20Releaseb.pdf" Click here for release.
9:00 am - 5:00pm (weather permitting)
Adults - $5 Children - $3
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Durango: 80 miles (2 hours)
Telluride: 47 miles (1 hour)
Montrose: 34 miles (40 minutes)
Silverton: 23 miles (40 minutes)
Cortez: 125 miles (3 hours via Telluride)
Grand Junction: 96 miles (2 hours)
Mesa Verde: 110 miles (3 hours)
Moab: 133 miles (3 hours)
Colorado Springs: 267 miles (5-6 hours)
Denver: 300 miles (6-7 hours)
Albuquerque: 300 miles (6 hours)
This is just some of the amazing things to do in Durango and the surrounding areas. Some of us get bored or like to try new adventures. This is just to get you started. Enjoy!! Brittney.