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.

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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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