Transportation - Getting Here


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The only major Colorado ski resort that can be accessed by car without driving over a major mountain pass, Purgatory is served by major, all-weather highways from Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.

Directions from Pagosa Springs, Colorado:

Take Highway US-160 west to Durango. Continue north on Camino Del Rio/ US-550. Follow Hwy 550 north until Mile Marker 49 and Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort will be on the west side of the highway.

Skier Shuttle

$10 per person, roundtrip

Get a 10-punch pass for $75 or a 20-punch pass for $100 which can be purchased at the Bodo office or at the Ticket office.

Effective March 8th, Lifts will run 9:30am - 4:30pm.  Half day starts at 1pm.

Route 1: AM Departs from Durango Transportation Center stopping at Durango High School, North City Market Trolley Stop and PJ’s Market en route to Purgatory Ski Area (Plaza). PM departs Purgatory Ski Area (Plaza) stopping at PJ’s Market, North City Market Trolley Stop and Durango High School en route to Durango Transportation Center.

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(North County Ski Shuttle)

Cascade Village Schedule
Departure Location Pick Up Drop Off
Cascade to Purgatory 9:00am 9:15am
Cascade to Purgatory 9:30am 9:45am
Cascade to Purgatory 10:00am 10:15am
Break 10:30am - 3:00pm
Purgatory to Cascade 3:30pm 3:45pm
Purgatory to Cascade 4:30pm 4:45pm
Purgatory to Cascade 5:30pm 5:45pm

Days of Operation Route 2:

Effective March 8th, Lifts will run 9:30am - 4:30pm.  Half day starts at 1pm.

Every day (and only on days) that Durango Mountain Resort is open for skiing beginning November 23, 2012 and ending March 31, 2013.
Weekends (Friday to Sunday only) in April, subject to resort remaining open.

- Route 2: Multiple daily departures from Cascade Village, located 3 minutes past Purgatory Ski Area.

Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort is located in the southwestern corner of Colorado in the beautiful San Juan Mountains, 25 scenic miles north of the town of Durango on Highway 550.

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Our Transportation Team would love to share the beauty of Southwestern Colorado with you and your party. Visit the splendor of Mesa Verde National Park, downtown Durango, Ouray, Silverton or take advantage of convenient shuttle service to the Durango Airport. Simply leave the driving to us.

Contact our Transportation Department for details of our services and rates, including our Call & Demand Service via email at or call us at 970.426.7282

We ask for a 24-hour advance notice for guaranteed transportation service and require a credit card charge to be processed to secure the reservation. Reservations must be canceled at least twenty-four hours in advance of the scheduled start of the trip to qualify for a refund. Cancellations within twenty-four hours and no calls / no shows will be charged the full transportation charge.. Click here for Call & Demand Pricing.


Durango/La Plata County Airport (DRO) is located 15 minutes from downtown Durango and 50 minutes from Durango Mountain Resort.

New in 2011, American Airlines started a year-round daily, direct flight from Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW). In addition to American Airlines, there are a number of other flights to Durango (DRO) on major carriers like Frontier Airlines, United Airlines and US Airways from Denver (DIA) and Phoenix (PHX), all which have daily service to Durango.

Durango Mountain Resort offers hassle-free shuttle service from the airport to the Resort. Call for reservations and pricing 970.426.7282.
Rental car services are available for your convenience at the airport by several major companies, including Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz and National.

Driving directions from Durango-La Plata County Airport:

Exit the airport by heading north on Airport Rd/CR-309. Turn left onto Highway 172, heading north. Turn left (west) onto Highway 160. Continue onto Camino Del Rio/US-550 North. Turn left onto Skier Place, which is the entrance to Durango Mountain Resort.


Durango Mountain Resort Handicap MapDurango Mountain Resort considers it a priority to provide access for our guests with disabilities.  Because your individual destination, snow and other weather conditions at the Resort may have a bearing on access, we encourage you to contact us so that we can provide up to date guidance and support to enable your most effective and safe route of travel.

Access Information:  assistance is available through two contact points:
 Business Hours:  Resort Guest/Skier Services:  970-385-2168.
 All other hours:  Resort Front Desk (located in Purgatory Lodge):  970-385-2100.

Adaptive Sports Association:  this program offers world-class winter and summer programming for persons with disabilities.  Conveniently located near the entrance to the Resort, information on programs and services are available at

Line Privileges:  permission to go to the front of the lift line is extended to individuals with disabilities that have difficulty standing for extending periods and those whose adaptive equipment make it difficult to navigate with the maze.  This specifically includes skiers with above the knee amputations, (and below the knee if skiing on one ski), physically disabled using the mono-ski, bi-ski or sit ski, four-track skiers with two skis and two outriggers and persons with blindness with a guide.  All sit-ski must be equipped with standard evacuation systems (straps, hooks, etc.) and may be inspected at the base of each lift.  Upon arrival at the lift, please let the lift operators know the type of assistance you may need for loading and unloading or any other special preferences.

Parking:  designated accessible parking is available at 5 locations throughout the Resort.  The locations are identified on the printable mapabove. Please click here printable version.

Accessible Restrooms:  are available throughout the resort and are identified on the printable map above. Please click on map for printable version.

Hotel Accommodations:  accessible accommodations are available.  Contact the Resort call center for reservations at 800-982-6103.


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