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.

For more ideas, be sure to drop by our office or visit the Durango Tourism Office at 810 Main Avenue in Durango, CO.

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.The Regular ticket offers a choice of sliced Roast Beef or Boneless Chicken Breast simmered in our famous barbecue sauce (choice is made in the serving line). The Combo ticket includes both Roast Beef and Chicken Breast. The Steak ticket entree is a 12oz flame broiled Rib Eye Steak cooked in the medium range Served with: potato, oven baked beans, homemade biscuits, chunky applesauce, old fashioned spice cake, Cowboy coffee or real lemonade Fun for the whole family. Alcoholic beverages are not served or allowed. Open nightly Memorial Day Weekend thru Labor Day

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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. The Durango Mall, Main Avenue Mall and Historic Downtown Durango are a few of the destination shopping spots for locals and tourists.

 

Our Total Adventure Ticket ($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. Summer Activities Operate 9am - 5pm, and all activities are weather permitting. Some age and weight restrictions may apply.

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All aboard! Take a delightful trip to the past on the Durango Silverton Railroad. Enjoy a scenic journey behind Durango’s historic coal-fired, steam-powered locomotive. Experience the sights and sounds of a romantic bygone era on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad (remove link), as it winds through the breathtaking canyons of San Juan National Forest to the old mining town of Silverton, a National Historic Landmark.

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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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Our trip options in Southwest Colorado are conveniently located out of our base in Durango, Colorado. Our Colorado rafting trips range from mild to wild, 2 hours to 4 days and for ages 4-84. We operate our raft trips on 5 beautiful, distinct rivers which contrast from desert to mountain scenery; remote, wilderness trips to more accessible rivers; and beginner to the most difficult commercially run guided raft trip at high water! History comes to life while exploing 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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Sky Ute Casino Resort offers hundreds of slot machines, five blackjack tables, one 3-Card Poker Tables, a four-table exclusive non-smoking poker room, one craps tables, a roulette wheel, and a 200 seat bingo hall. The resort also features a bowling alley, arcade, and mini-golf.

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