We’ve been to the Durango and Pagosa Springs (southwestern Colorado) area for vacation a couple of times in recent past, so I thought it would be fun to do a post on family-friendly, inexpensive things to do in the area.
Things to do and see in southwestern Colorado
There is lots to do in the Durango/Pagosa Springs area, especially if you’re not afraid of driving an hour or two!
In Durango, check out the famous Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. Tickets to ride on the train are kind of pricey, so we haven’t done it, but it’s still worth visiting the station and seeing the train! It’s also fun to watch the train leave and come in, even if you aren’t riding. And, if you want some good pictures of the train, there’s a place along Route 550 (the road that goes north to Silverton) where there’s a big area to pull off and you can get pictures of the train rounding the bend.