Durango Community Information

Events & Points of Interest

Residents can head down the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad through the San Juan National Forest, check out the ancient cliff dwellers of the Mesa Verde National Park, or shop and eat their way through the historic Downtown Durango. Durango serves as a playground for outdoor enthusiasts, providing opportunities for skiing, fishing, hiking and biking mountain trails. The city also features a burgeoning art scene, including art galleries, museums and cultural centers.

Durango celebrations and festivals feature the community's best food, wine, farming, films, and heritage. Special events for area residents and tourists include the Snowdown Festival, the San Juan Dog Sled Race in February, the Durango Independent Film Festival in March, the Taste of Durango, La Plata County Fair, the annual Music in the Mountains music festival in the summer, Oktoberfest, and the Durango Heritage Celebration, just to name a few.


The Durango School district features seven elementary schools, two middle schools and a comprehensive high school that serves approximately 4,700 students. Elementary schools include Animas Valley, Florida Mesa, Fort Lewis Mesa, Needham, Park, Riverview and Sunnyside. Middle schools include Escalante and Miller, while the city's teens attend Durango High School and Big Picture High School. Higher education is provided by Fort Lewis College, a public 4-year institution situated on a 500 foot bluff that overlooks downtown Durango, Southwest Colorado Community College, and San Juan College in nearby Farmington, NM.

Local Economy

Durango's main economic drivers include tourism, accommodation, real estate development and energy. Retail, Healthcare and Education are the main sectors of Durango's business climate. Some of the largest area employers in Durango include the Durango School District, the Mercy Hospital of Durango, Fort Lewis College, and Flint Energy Services.

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