There is plenty of available parking, here’s where to find it and how much it costs. Click HERE for Parking Tips and Tricks.
During work week, Monday to Friday from 8 am to 6 pm, the meters need to be paid. On evenings during the week, and all day on weekends, park for free at any parking meter.
Cost - $1 per hour for meters on Main and on all cross streets to alleys; 75 cents per hour at all other meters; 50 cents an hour at select meters around Buckley Park, 1300 block of Main, and 400 block of E. 2nd Ave.
Payment methods – meters on Main and on cross streets to the alleys take coins, credit cards, and parking cards. All other meters take coins and parking cards. Parking cards can be purchased at the Transit Center and can be preloaded with any amount of money. No more searching under the seats for change, use a parking card instead.
How long can you park at a meter - 30 minutes, 3 hours, 10 hours. Look for band on meter post for the max amount of time you can put on a meter. There are very few 30 minute meters, most are 3 hour. The 10 hour meters are located on edges of Downtown.
Watch this video for a quick tutorial on how to use the meters.
City Parking Lots
Permit only parking in the three City lots on E. 2nd Ave and at the Transit Center Monday to Friday 8 am to 5 pm.
FREE after 5 during the week, and all day on weekends, for ANYONE, no permit required.
Parking permit is the MOST AFFORDABLE way to park downtown, perfect for employees.
Permits cost only $30 per month, and you can earn a 15% discount if you purchase three months or more at a time
Day passes can be purchased for the City parking lots for only $7.50 a day. Day passes availabe inside the Transit Center.
All parking meters after 6 pm during the week, and all day on weekends. Also park free in City parking lots after 5 pm during the week and on weekends.
Oversized vehicles like RV’s – Oversized vehicle parking is allowed on 5th Street between E. 2nd and 3rd Avenues; on Roosa Ave. south of 9th Street (park on dirt lot next to river, but do not block the rafting companies who put in and take out here); 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. See the Parking Guide above for specific locations. RV's can also park at any of the downtown meters, but will need to fit with two spaces and both meters must be paid. RV's cannot extend past the parking lane into traffic. Additionally, oversized vehicles can park across from the Durango Public Library at 1900 E. 3rd Ave., then walk to Main Avenue and take the Main Avenue Trolley to Downtown for just $1 per ride.
Motorcycle parking - Dedicated motorcycle only spaces are available at fourlocations Downtown - in the 900, 1000 and 1100 blocks of Main Avenue, and on 9th Street. See the Parking Guide above for specific locations. Multiple motorcyles can park in any metered parking spot, but the meter must be paid.
Accessible Parking - Durango has several reserved parking spaces for people with disabilities. All vehicles parked in these designated spaces must have a valid parking placard or license plate properly displayed. These spaces have designated limits on the sign which must be obeyed for turnover and access. Approved vehicles remaining in a reserved accessible-designated parking space for more than the designated time may be cited. Those drivers with a properly displayed placard or plate may park for an unlimited time in a non-reserved metered space without activating the meter, other than the 30 minute metered spaces.
Durango is a bike friendly town and Downtown welcomes bikes. Lock your bike to the bike hitches on many of the Downtown parking meters for FREE! In summers, park your bike right on Main at the free bike parking in front of Carvers, Maria's Bookshop, Gazpacho’s, Cream Bean Berry, Maria’s Bookshop, Mountain Bike Specialists, El Moro Spirits and Tavern, Fired Up Pizza and Durango Coffee Company. A covered and lighted bike shelter is also available at the Transit Center.
There are many access points to the Animas River Trail throughout the seven mile stretch. In the North Main District you can access the Animas River Trail at several locations. You can ride the trail all the way to the heart of Historic Downtown Durango. On the route you will find access to many parks, the Durango Public Library and our Community Recreation Center.
Access points to the river trail in the North Main District include: 32nd Street, 27th Street behind the Recreation Center, 22nd Street, 18th Street behind the Durango Public Library. You can access Historic Downtown by departing the trail at Rotary Park, 12th Street, 9th Street, or College Avenue at the DoubleTree Hotel.
Durango also has great public transportation. Visit the City's website by clicking HERE to learn about the Main Ave. Trolley and Fixed Route buses. All bus routes start and end at the Transit Center, and they arrive at all bus stops either in 20 or 30 minute intervals so you never have to wait very long.
You can ride your bike to the nearest bus stop, stow your bike on the bus, then ride it around Downtown after you arrive at the Transit Center. Durango buses all cost $1 per ride per person, and discounted passes are available for students.