Durango Area Links

Durango Area Links

This is a short list to some of the more popular activities surrounding Durango, CO.

1045-Airport-FrontThe La Plata County Airport (DRO)

The La Plata County Airport (DRO) is serviced by United, US Air, American Air, and Frontier regularly. Find out more here.

Durango Mountain Resort (Purgatory Ski Area)

Durango Mountain Resort is just 2 miles up the road from Needles Townhomes, offering not only 2200 vertical feet of runs for winter fun, but also year round activities for all ages. World-class mountain biking trails, hiking, and sledding for the adventurous, along with educational hikes for families. This resort offers some of the best views of the surrounding mountains!

Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

The Durango-Silverton Vintage Railroad runs between the two towns all year round, and offers some of the most breath-taking views of the area.

Trimble Hot Springs

Relax and unwind at Durango’s natural hot springs, located at the Trimble Hot Springs and Spa.

Bar D Chuckwagon

Take the family out for great food and entertainment at the Bar D Chuck Wagon Ranch. Located just north of Durango on CR250, behind the Trimble Crossing.

Durango Soaring Club

If it is aerial views you crave, visit the Durango Glider Club, located just north of Durango on highway 550.

San Juan Ski Company (Snowcat Skiing)

Experience some of the best back-country skiing in North America.

Southwest Adventure Guides

Plan an outdoor adventure in the San Juan Mountains with qualified guides, any time of year.

Fly Fishing Outfitters

The San Juans are renowned for streams teaming with trout. Fly fishing can be a family and friends adventure! Plan your trip now.

Cliff Side Ski and Sports

Not only can you enjoy the mountain trails in the nearby San Juan Mountains, but just an hour south of Needles there are some of the best trails in the country. Rent bikes (or skis) right across the road from Needles Townhomes and take the ride of a lifetime.

Jeep Tours & Rentals

Jeep tours are fun and exciting for all the family! Go places only a jeep can go, and experience the layout of the land from a new perspective.

Mesa Verde National Park

Explore history in the well-preserved ruins of the Mesa Verde National Park, just two hours south of the Needles.

Rafting & Zipline

Take your family on a thrill they won’t forget! Zipline tours are within 20 minutes of the Needles.

Horseback Riding

Plan a leisurely ride, wagon ride, sleigh ride, or perhaps a guided hunt with the local expert horsemen just minutes from the Needles Townhomes.

COpicnicColorado Parks and Wildlife

For help planning a visit to our many state parks and to learn more about Colorado’s hunting and fishing regulations, please visit the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website



San Juan National Forest

Hike into the San Juans on a trail head immediately across the road from the Needles, or choose from hundreds of other trails within ten minute’s drive of your condominium.

Durango Area Events

Durango and the surrounding area hosts many events. Here are a few
of the most popular.

Music in the Mountains

Enjoy multiple venues of music near Durango.

Ironhorse Bicycle Classic

The Iron Horse Bike Race was established when extreme bicyclists decided to race the train from Durango to Silverton.

Durango Film Festival

Durango features independent films each year at the film festival.

Taste of Durango

Partake of the best flavors of Durango at the annual Taste of Durango Festival of food.

Animas River Days

Celebrate our Animas River Days in style!