About Durango

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Durango, CO, located in the Southwestern corner of the state offers a wide variety of activities and beautiful seenery. From a ride through the mountains on the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad to the famous cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde National Park, and downhill skiing at Durango Mountain Resort, Durango has something for everyone. Activities include hiking, biking, skiing, rafting, horseback riding, hunting and more. Visitors and locals alike enjoy great shopping and resruants, including art galleries, specialty shops, grand hotels and local eateries.

In addtion, Durango is also home to Fort Lewis College. The school offers an innovative public liberal arts program with 24 undergraduate degree programs in the School of Arts & Sciences, Education, and the professional school of Business Administration.

Durango has one of the most temporate four-season climates in Colorado. Winters are mild and sunny. Summers are warm but not too hot. The following chart shows the average monthly temperatures and the precipitation:

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Average Max. Temp. (F) 39.6 44.8 51.7 61.3 70.3 80.7 85.1 83.1 76.7 65.7 52.1 41.4 62.7
Average
Min. Temp. (F)
10.2 15.9 22.3 29.1 35.2 41.7 49.9 48.9 40.6 30.9 21.3 12.9 29.9
Average Total Precipitation (in.) 1.64 1.47 1.71 1.41 1.09 0.80 1.93 2.32 1.75 1.87 1.34 1.78 19.09
Average Total SnowFall (in.) 17.6 15.0 10.5 3.5 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 5.3 15.4 68.8