Durango Mountain Resort

Family Fun at Durango Mountain ResortDurango Mountain Resort is a mountain community that feels like home but is like no place you've ever been.

An endless backyard filled with exploration, relaxation and excitment. A destination where wildflowers grow thick as grass, trails lead off into the sunset and family members come to reunite. A central ground between the quintessential Colorado mountain town of Durango and the uniqueness of the Four Corners Region.

Whether you’re looking for heart pounding adventure or a relaxing vacation in the Rocky Mountains, once you've been to Durango Mountain Resort you'll understand why so many visitors head to Southwest Colorado year after year.

The name Purgatory comes from a witty farmer who live in the area during the late 1800s and adopted the moniker for a nearby creek, a tributary of the Rio de las Anima Perdidas (the River of Lost Souls), dubbed by Spanish explorers for a group who disappeared on the river during Durango's early history.

Centuries later, outdoor enthusiasts and modern day explorers still flock to the area to experience all that the Four Corners has to offer including

  • World class mountain biking
  • Hiking and camping
  • Gold medal fishing waters
  • The San Juan Scenic Byway and Million Dollar Highway

Kudos and Recognitions

2014

•    TripAdvisor named Durango Mountain Resort the "Top Value Ski Spot" in North America >>more

•    Family Travel Magazine - Top Family Friendly Resort   >>moreFamily Travel Magazine Names Durango Mountain Resort  Top Family Friendly  Resort

Los Angeles Times•    Los Angeles Times - Where Skiing is Still Affordable >>more

•    Skiing Magazine - Ski "Dream" Town   >>more

Sunset Magazine - Dream Town and Great Snow Getaway at Durango Mountain Resort•    Sunset Magazine - Great Snowy Getaway   >>more

•    Sunset Magazine - Best Places to Live (Runner-up: Best Place to be Finally Free) >>moreLiftopia names Durango Top 3 Most Livable Ski Towns

•    Liftopia – The West’s Top 3 Most Livable Ski Towns >>more

TrueWest Magazine names Durango Top 10 True Western Town•    True West Magazine - Top 10 True Western Town in 2014 >>more

•    10Best and USA TODAY's Readers' Choice contest  - San Juan Skyway Best Motorcycle Trip >>moreUSA Today - Durango Best Cycling Town

•    The Active Times -- Most Scenic US Bike Trails – Animas River >>more

•    10Best Readers' Choice/USA TODAY  --   Best U.S. Cycling Town  #8 town >>more

•    National Tour Association Distinguished Dozens -- NTA Favorite Scenic Railroad Gold Winner >>more
Fox News - Top 10 Sleigh Rides in North America
•    Fox News  -  Top 10 Sleigh Rides in North America >>more
 

2013
 

•    TripAdvisor named Durango Mountain Resort Best Ski Value in North America 2012/2013 >>more

Elevation Outdoors names Duraango Best Colorado Ski Town•    Elevation Outdoors Magazine - Best Colorado Ski Town 2013! >>more

•    Ski Area Citizens’ Coalition Named Durango Mountain Resort as a Top 10 Resort with an A Rating for Environmental Stewardship >>more

National Geographic names Durango Top 10 Emerging Ski Towns•    National Geographic - Top 10 Emerging Ski Towns >>more
Resorts & Lodges Durango Mountain Resort Top 10 Colorado Getaways
•    ResortandLodges.com  - Top 10 Colorado Getaways:  Durango Mountain Resort >>more

•    Nerdwallet.com  - The Best Towns in Colorado for Young Families-  #9 Durango, 2013 >>moreNerdwallet.com  - The Best Towns in Colorado for Young Families
Today Show --  5 Beautiful Places Every American Should Visit,
•    Today Show --  5 Beautiful Places Every American Should Visit, 2013 >>more

•    True West Magazine - Top 10 True Western Town in 2013 >>more

•    League of American Bicyclists names Durango “Gold Level Bicycle Friendly Community,” 2013 >>more

•    Forbes.com -- The New Company Town, 2013 >>moreForbes.com -- The New Company Town

2012

•    Skiing Magazine named Durango a Dream Town. >>moreSkiing Magazine named Durango a Dream Town

•    Outside Magazine named Durango an Adventure Hub in 2012  >>more

•    USA TODAY   -- Top 20 Ski Destinations North America Nominee  2012   >>moreUSA TODAY   -- Top 20 Ski Destinations North America Nominee

•    HGTV named Durango Top Christmas Town 2012  >>moreHGTV named Durango Top Christmas Town

•    Travel + Leisure -- Best Places to Spend Christmas >>more

•    Sunset Magazine -- Top 18 Spots for Fall Colors  >>more

•    Outside Magazine named Durango as one of the Best River Towns in America 2012 >>more Outside Magazine named Durango as one of the Best River Towns in America

•    Lonely Planet -- Top 10 US Travel Destinations for 2012  >>more

•    Outside Magazine named Snowdown as one of the top five Winter Carnivals, 2012  >>more

•    Yahoo.com  -- Top Ten All−American Road Trips off the Beaten PathYahoo.com  -- Top Ten All?American Road Trips off the Beaten Path

•    Examiner.com – Top 18 BeerCity USA 2012  >>moreExaminer.com – Top 18 Beer City USA

•    Smithsonian.com  -- The 20 Best Small Towns in America, 2012Smithsonian.com  -- The 20 Best Small Towns in America, 2012

•    Tripify -- Best Holiday Destinations for Singles in the USA  >>more

•    National Geographic -- Ten Great Races in Amazing Places -- Iron Horse Bicycle Classic  >>moreNational Geographic names Durango Top 10 Emerging Ski Towns

News

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