Colorado Recruiting Zone - Durango
- The Animas River—El Río de las Animas—runs through downtown and boasts gold medal fly fishing waters, and is popular for whitewater rafting, kayaking and canoeing
- Popular for outdoor activities like hiking, mountain biking, road biking, backpacking, rock climbing, hunting, off-roading, year-round fishing, kayaking and golfing
- Near five major ski areas, including Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort, located twenty-five minutes north of downtown
- A scene depicting a jump off a cliff into a river in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid was filmed just north of Durango at Baker's Bridge.
Arts & Culture
- Three prominent historic districts, including Main Avenue Historic District, East Third Avenue Historic Residential District and the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad right-of-way between Durango and Silverton, Colorado.
- Located thirty-five miles west of Durango is Mesa Verde National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its Ancestral Puebloan Cliff Dwellings.
- Southern Ute Indian Tribe
- Durango School District
- Mercy Hospital of Durango
- Fort Lewis College
- Flint Energy Services
- Mercury Payment Systems
- Durango is served by U.S. Highway 160 (the Old Spanish Trail) and U.S. Highway 550. Part of U.S. 550 offers high-speed access (primarily a 4-lane, divided highway) to Albuquerque, New Mexico.
- As the county seat, Durango is a regional hub for commerce. It is home to a four-year college, regional medical facility, modern commercial airport, and a wide variety of boutiques, specialty shops, galleries and many diverse restaurants