Durango in south-west Colorado, was founded in 1880 as a rail junction for the gold-rush community of Silverton, 45 miles further north.
Today the Durango and Silverton Railroad still runs along this spectacular route. If you aren't interested in trains, enjoy the arty south-west feel to the place. Stroll along its long, wide historic main street lined with galleries and neat stores. Be sure to pop your head into the ornate, Victorian Strater Hotel, little here has changed.
The fast flowing Animas river runs through Durango bringing the excitement of white water rafting to every doorstep, experience an exhilarating rafting trip or just a quiet stroll along the river path. Fancy a taste of the West? Take a stagecoach ride, visit the rodeo or enjoy a beer in one of the western bars.
Where you stay is the heart of your holiday. Location reigns supreme but do you prefer resort facilities or unique and boutique? Historic and old world or modern and shiny?
We aim to present choices across the spectrum but there are many hundreds of places to stay and not room to feature them all. Do speak to your Bon Voyage travel consultant and click the video for our take on this important topic.
We would rate the Bellagio as one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in. Fabulous, glitzy, exciting. We loved having breakfast at the poolside café... one of our best experiences ever. If it hadn't been for you we wouldn't have had the suite or cabana and we loved them. We both agreed that the hotel was the best for us and you had suggested that so well done!Leonore & Mike Rumford