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Local Attractions

Day Trips near Durango and the Four Corners Area

Vallecito Resort makes a convenient base camp for visiting many wonderful Southwest Colorado attractions. Here are just a few of the exciting things to do within an hour’s drive of our park.

Durango Rivertrippers & Adventure Tours

Since its inception in 1983, Durango Rivertrippers & Adventure Tours has been providing top-notch whitewater rafting and adventure experiences in the Four Corners region, including areas around Durango, Telluride in Colorado, and Moab in Utah. The company holds permits for rafting on numerous rivers such as New Mexico's Rio Chama, Colorado's Piedra River near Pagosa Springs, The Dolores River, San Miguel near Telluride, Ruby Horse Thief in Grand Junction, West Water Canyon in Utah, and both the upper and lower sections of the renowned Animas River in Durango/Silverton, Colorado.
Durango offers a variety of activities, from thrilling rafting adventures and guided tours of Mesa Verde to Jeep rentals for trail exploration. Discover the exciting adventure packages Durango Rivertrippers & Adventure Tours has to offer, which include both rafting and Jeep trail excursions in a single day!

Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most popular national parks in the United States. It is located in southwestern Colorado and is home to over 600 cliff dwellings, which were built by the Ancestral Pueblo people between 600 and 1300 AD. The cliff dwellings are some of the most well-preserved archaeological sites in the world and offer a unique glimpse into the lives of these ancient people.

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Bar D Chuckwagon

The Bar D Wranglers perform their Famous Stage Show after supper with songs of cowboys and the old west, comedy, and lively instrumentals to please the whole family.

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Downtown Durango Shopping

From Children’s boutiques and fashion chic, to kitchen gadgets and outdoor provisions, Durango’s shopping scene is a proverbial treasure trove of gifts and distinct merchandise. Durango area retailers offer over 500 stores with the fun-filled prospects for finding “just the right thing” for every friend, family member and adventure you can dream of.

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Durango Mountain Resort (Purgatory)

The Total Adventure Ticket at Purgatory ($49) offers the best way to make the most of your day! Includes up to 5 uses on any of the following activities in a given day: Alpine Slide, Zipline, Scenic Chairlift, MTB Uplift, Miniature Golf, Sky Hike,Water Runners, Bungee Tramp, Climbing Wall, Mechanical Bull, Mining, Gyro Chair, and a Mechanical Bull.

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Mesa Verde

Mesa Verde protects over 600 cliff dwellings, built by the Ancestral Pueblo people who made it their home from 600 to 1300 AD. These archeological sites are some of the most notable and best preserved in the United States. Some sites can only be visited by taking a ranger-led tour and tickets need to be purchased in advance, so be sure to plan ahead.

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Mild 2 Wild Rafting, Jeep, & Mesa Tours

History comes to life while exploring the ancient cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde National Park, the largest cliff dwellings remaining in North America. Experience a half day of rafting on the Animas River, a one-way Durango-Silverton train ride and a Jeep Trail Ghost Town tour!

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