About Durango, Colorado

Founded in 1880 by the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad, historic Durango is perched at 6512 feet above sea level and is the county seat of La Plata County.

Located in the southwest corner of Colorado near the Four Corners area, Durango is nestled in the Animas River Valley and surrounded by the San Juan Mountains. This diversity of the surrounding geography and ideal climate provides for wonderful recreational opportunities and attractions.

Widely known for the Historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, as the home of Fort Lewis College, and for its proximity to Mesa Verde National Park, Durango is a popular year-round destination. From pristine snow and waterways, majestic mountains, to superb shopping and dining, fascinating arts and culture, you’ll find an array of activities as relaxing or adventurous as you like.

Visit the Durango Area Tourism Office website for more information on planning your trip to Durango.


Durango-La Plata County Airport ~ Approx. 30 minutes from Namaste Health Center. Airport phone #:  970-382-6050


Click the link to the right for full listing of our recommendations for food & faire in the Durango area.