Visiting Durango

Frequently Asked Questions

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Where can I find a bathroom?

Our Durango Welcome Center has a clean public restrooms. They are open 9 am to 6pm and are located on the corner of Main Avenue and 8th Street. You can also fill up your water bottle and get information while you are there.

Where can I find an ATM? 

Visitors can find an ATM at several locations in Downtown.

Where can I eat?

We have many fantastic restaurants in Historic Downtown Durango and in the North Main District. Our online business directory makes it easy for you to search for what you are looking for. You can search by categories like: Lunch, Dinner, Fast & Local, Kid Friendly or just search by a type of food like Burgers or Italian. Check out all the restaurants on our dining guide.

Where can I eat in the North Main District?

There are many fantastic restaurants to choose from in the North Main District. Some favorites include: Serious Texas Bar-B-Q, Zia Taqueria, Homeslice PizzaLa Hacienda Mexican Restaurant, Sage Farm Fresh Eats  and Durango Doughworks. See full list of  dining options in the North Main District here.

Where do I catch the Trolley?

The Main Avenue Trolley runs on a 20 minute schedule weekdays and one hour on Evenings and weekends. Here are the locations in Downtown where you can catch the Trolley: Transit Center, Main Avenue & 9th street, Buckley Park and Autozone. In the North Main District the trolley stops at these locations: Main Ave & 19th, Adobe Inn, Durango High school, Recreation Center, Travel Lodge and North City Market. The trolley operates along Main Avenue from the center of town and travels north to the Iron Horse Inn. Click here for more information.

Where can I see live Theater?

Live Theater can be found at the Durango Arts Center. Check out our event calendar for up to date listings for local showings on our events calendar

Where can I see a movie? 

Movies are shown daily at two locations in the BID

Where are the History Museums?

Visit our history page for more information on the history of Durango. Or check out our Historic Walking Tour.

Dog friendly restaurant patio? Or outdoor seating.

There are several great restaurants in Durango with nice outdoor seating areas that allow your dog to join you while you eat. Here are a few options.

Magpie's Newsstand Cafe, Durango Coffee Company, Living Tree, Father Daughters Pizza,  Cold Stone CreameryMichel's Corner Crepes, Grassburger  El Moro, Dandelion Cafe,  Nini’s Taqueria (Back patio)

Birds,  Homeslice, Serious Texas BBQ  (in the North Main District)

Cool off inside at the Main Mall. Restaurants in the Main Mall include RGP’s Flaming Wraps and Los Amigos Del Sur.  (There is plenty of seating for you and your dog in the middle of the Main Mall)

Did you know that you can connect to the Durango Wi-Fi for free!

The city partnered with SkyWerx Internet Services and 360Durango.com to complete the free public Wi-Fi component. At a cost of $70,000, SkyWerx installed 21 access points from Seventh Street to 13th Street, while 360Durango.com handles the advertising and overall user experience. To connect, go to your settings on your cell phone, select Wi-Fi and choose Durango WiFi under the network options.

Click here for more WiFi hot spots from Brainstorm Internet.

How do I access the Animas River?

 There are many access locations on the seven mile stretch of river.  Access points can be found at  the following locations:

Where can I rent equipment?

Durango is filled with many sports shops for all seasons. From ski rental shops to bike shops and everything in between, you will find the equipment you need for your next outdoor adventure. For rentals in the North Main District check out Ski Barn, Purgatory Sports., and Mild to Wild Rafting.  In Historic Downtown check out: 2nd Avenue Sports and  Pedal the Peaks. See our Tours and Equipment guide for a printable list.

Where is the Community Recreation Center?

The Durango Community Recreation Center is located in the North Main District at 2700 Main Avenue. The 71,557 sq. ft. facility offers a variety of activities for the entire family, including an expansive aquatics area with a 160 ft. water slide and play structures. The kids will enjoy scrambling on the 30-ft. high rock climbing wall. And don’t forget the racquetball courts and gymnasium. The Rec Center also provides a youth games space with fun activities such as air hockey, pool table and ping pong. Click here for more information. 

RV parking and dump stations:

Oversized vehicles like RVs – Oversized vehicle parking is allowed on 5th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues, on Roosa Ave. south of 9th Street, and at the Transit Center parking lot when space is available. Parking at the Transit Center requires a day pass, which can be purchased inside the Transit Center between 7 am and 5 pm Monday to Friday for only $7.50. Click here for more information on RV parking.

RV dumping stations

Giant Gas Station at 20453 HWY 160 Google Map

Tarpley RV at 25871 Highway 160 (Across from Wal-mart.)Google Map

Please note that the station at Santa Rita Park is closed permanently.

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