Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
2002 Main Avenue
Durango, CO 81301
Phone: (970) 247-4242
Fax: (970) 385-4713
St. Columba Catholic Church goes back in time to 1881, when the initial structure of the church first began. After a lot of struggle, the parish itself was formed 35 years later. Even today, the stone structure of the building still maintains its olden day charm and grandeur. The parishioners here are very involved in the community and have regular drives to help uplift the poor and needy.
The Durango Fish Hatchery is the oldest hatchery owned by the state of Colorado. Visitors to the facility can tour the site to see how the hatchery works. It also features a wildlife museum housing fish and animal mounts.
Come be part of one of Durango's earliest churches at St. Mark's Episcopal Church. The history of St. Marks goes back to 1880 and the parish has continued to grow over the years. The church is very involved with the people of the community and organizes several events such as music and arts events, plays etc. The church promotes Adult Education and holds regular classes for the needy.
The third oldest microbrewery in Colorado, Durango Brewery creates their handcrafted brews using water from high in the San Juans. The Tap Room was inspired by the Narrow Gauge Railroad and is open all week so you can stop by and enjoy the "flavor of Durango." Visitors can enjoy samples, fresh pints, and growlers for carry out, along with their packaged products.
The 45 mile Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad has been in existence since 1881. It was then used as an important mode of transport between the silver and gold mining ores in the San Juan mountains and the town of Durango. Today, the heritage railroad is an important transport line from the point of view of tourism and serves as an easy yet adventurous travel route to Silverton winding across the breathtaking canyons of the San Juan National Forest. The steam-powered locomotive which were then used by miners, are functional even today. A journey on one of these would take you through an adventure which is marked by spectacular views across the dense forest. Call or visit their website for group reservations.
Located across Girard Street, the Ska Brewing is a quaint brewery-cum-brew bar. Locals and tourists head here to taste the different beers on offer; though the tasting room can accommodate limited guests, its worth visiting for the sheer variety of beers, the most ordered one being Modus Hoperandi. With over ten microbrews, the Ska Brewing has won 20 national awards for its good quality beers. Throughout the week, it also hosts live music concerts featuring local artists and bands. Apart from providing great beer and entertainment, the brewery ensures that it helps the community and hence every year it provides beer donations to deserving organizations. For additional details, check website or call ahead.
"Durango, Colorado's only hot spring, massage and lodging center," Trimble Spa & Natural Hot Springs is open to the public year-round. Two saunas, naturally heated mineral-rich hot pools, "the biggest heated, outdoor swimming pool in town," open from April to October; more than 20 massage and body treatments, and two overnight accommodations are just some of what guests can enjoy.
Located within the Colorado National Monument, Rim Rock Drive is a 23-mile (37.01 kilometers) stretch that provides breathtaking views of the red-rock canyons and scenery the region is famous for. A number of viewpoints and hiking trails, as well as Saddlehorn Visitor Center, are made easily accessible by Rim Rock Drive, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1994.
The San Juan National Forest is a highly reputed National Forest, situated in the western Colorado region. The forest site was established in 1905. It is renowned owing to its three wilderness areas. The forest site encompasses a massive land cover of 1,878,846 acres (2,935.7 square kilometers). It contains some of the most rustic and scenic picnic sites for recreation and also boasts of campgrounds. On the whole, a trip to the San Juan National Forest provides lots to explore.
Mesa Verde protects over 4,000 known archeological sites, including 600 cliff dwellings. Other sites include mesa top pueblos, farming terraces, towers, reservoirs, and check dams.