This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Durango.
Durango, Colorado, USA, is a town of around eighteen thousand in the southwestern part of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. The history of the town dates back to the nineteenth century. Durango was founded by the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad, a former American railroad company, and its main purpose was the supply of the San Juan mining district.
In the historic centre of Durango, you can find numerous buildings made of stone and brick. The reason for these structural changes was a city ordinance after a devastating fire in the late nineteenth century which damaged several blocks along Main Avenue. Durango has an airport, Durango-La Plata Regional Airport, which is served by many regional carriers. Regular flight connections to Denver, Dallas, and Phoenix are available. One of the nearest international airports is Denver International Airport. Durango is served by U.S. Highway 160 in the east-west direction and U.S. Highway 550 in the north-south direction.
If you want to spend some time in Durango, you can book numerous hotels of every kind. You can find small, cosy places as well as big, luxurious hotels. Many holiday apartments are spread in and around Durango. The supply of Durango, Colorado, USA hostels is low in the region, but the quality of your Durango, Colorado, USA hostel is really good. If you are on a tight budget and you are flexible, you can also check out the hostel in Silverton.
The historic centre, especially Main Avenue, is perfect for a pleasant stroll. The decent amount of boutiques, bars, galleries, restaurants, and bars will not bore you. Thanks to Fort Lewis College, you can find a young crowd who likes to have fun and go out. If you are interested in history and technology, do not miss Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Railroad; this heritage railway is one of the most scenic ones in the United States. The train runs round trip tours to Silverton, a small mountain town, which was once famous for its mining resources. Purgatory Resort is perfect for winter sport lovers. Located north of Durango, there are around one hundred runs for beginners and experts. Ski rentals, shopping, and dining are available, as well.
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