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Winter Wonderland in Durango

Is winter the best time to visit Durango?

It very well might be! Beautiful snowfall blankets the San Juans, bright and sunny days are abundant, and a variety of festive winter activities keep us in the holiday spirit! Here are a few of our favorite things to do in the winter months.

Winter Cascade Canyon Train Excursions

NOVEMBER 25, 2019 THROUGH MAY 1, 2020

The Cascade Canyon excursion departs from Durango and leads you on a 26-mile journey through the San Juan National Forest and along the Animas River in the comfort of heated coaches. Sit back, relax, and enjoy breathtaking views along untouched land deep in the canyon.

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Durango’s family-friendly ski resort, Purgatory Resort, offers terrain for all levels of skiiers. Just 25 miles outside of Durango, it’s so easy to fit in a few fun days of skiing along with other Durango activities! And, TripAdvisor has named it the Best Value Ski Resort in North America, making Purgatory an economical option for families. Check out ticket options at


Rip through the snowy backcountry of Durango on a snowmobile! Rent your ride from a local outfitter or hire a guide to take you to the best local trails. Durango boasts over 80 miles of snowmobile trails with elevations of over 12,000 feet. Click the button below to read more about our Snowmobile Adventure Package

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What trip is complete without shopping for a few things to bring back home? Skip the malls this year and get your Christmas shopping done right on Main Ave. It’s hard to believe, but Durango has over 500 shops, many of which have unique and locally-made items! View a comprehensive list of Durango shops at the official Durango tourism site.

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