Purgatory Adventure Camp for Kids - PACK Summer Activities at Durango Mountain Resort Colorado Call us at 800-525-0892

History

In an area long settled by Native Americans, nearby Mesa Verde National Park is an incredible monument to the Ute, Anasazi and other Peoples who once called this area home. An archeological treasure, Mesa Verde features ancient dwellings once inhabited by the areas Native Population and was named by National Geographic Traveler as one of The Best Places of a Lifetime to Visit.

Also explored by countless adventurers of old, Purgatory Mountain came into its modern day name in 1776 when several Spanish explorers traveling on the nearby Animas River. Some of their party were lost, and their bodies were never found. The other travelers believed the souls of the lost men would be relegated to Purgatory, and from this legend was born the designation, Purgatory Mountain. Following this legendary expedition, the river was named “El Rio de las Animan Perdidas” or the River of Lost Souls (now the Animas River). The ski area originally opened as Purgatory Resort in 1965, and we now operate as the year-round Durango Mountain Resort.

At its heart, the actual town of Durango is a railroad town with its history being derived from the famed Narrow Gauge Railroad era. Founded in 1880, Durango arose when the Denver & Rio Grande built a narrow gauge track to Silverton, thereby establishing Durango as a hub for smelting ore harvested from mines in the region’s mountains. Visitors can still experience the historic thrill and beautiful scenery of this narrow gauge track aboard the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, which has been in continuous operation for 125 years. Durango boasts the 12,000 square foot museum featuring the working portion of the Roundhouse and mint condition engines and railroad cars and bountiful railroad memorabilia.

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Speak with our friendly reservation specialists by calling Durango Mountain Resort at 800-525-0892

Our Agents live, work and play in Durango, Colorado and are extremely knowledgeable about the accommodations and activities at Durango Mountain Resort. They’ll help you customize and plan your next vacation!

Experience Colorful Colorado this summer!

Visit Durango, Colorado this summer and experience the serene San Juan Mountains.

SAVE ON YOUR ROCKY MOUNTAIN GETAWAY!

Get away this summer and experience a Rocky Mountain adventure at Durango Mountain Resort!

When you take advantage of this package, you also receive discounts on Total Adventure Tickets. Must have at least one Total Adventure Ticket purchased to qualify for packaging discounts. (Call to add Total Adventure Tickets).

Call 800-525-0892 for more details or book online now!

Available From: Thursday, May 21, 2015 - Monday, September 28, 2015
2 night stay required.
Max length of stay: 3. Some restrictions may apply.



 BUY THREE, GET THE FOURTH NIGHT FREE!

Bring the family to Durango Mountain Resort for fun, summertime adventures and receive your 4th night free when you book 3 nights. Take advantage of this package and also receive discounts when you add Total Adventure Tickets to your vacation.

All you need to do to create your summer family fun memories is call 800-525-0892 or book online now!

 

 

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