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Fun for the Family in Durango

By Molly   •   May 25, 2010

Looking for the perfect way to spend your time in Durango, CO with your kids?  While our company offers an abundance of activities in the Durango area, there is so much more going on! The following are our top picks for Things to do in the Durango area this summer for the little guys.

Child learns to row Durango1. We admit, we are a bit biased, but we think we’ve got some great summer programs for your kids. Join Mild to Wild for any of our kid-oriented specialty programs – For more information on youth courses, call (970) 247-4789.

This summer we are featuring:

  • Youth Guide School
  • Youth Day Camp Camp
  • Youth Inflatable Kayak Course

2. For the budding botanist or mini-zoologist in your home, we recommend a trip to Durango Nature Studies. This educational organization offers an array of fun summer activities focused around learning about our local ecosystems. Arrange a guided hike on their 140-acre nature center and learn more about the environment around you, or sign up for a hands-on workshop! Better yet, sign up for the summer day camp!
(970) 382-9244 • www.durangonaturestudies.org

3. Colorado is known for its mountains and also it’s ski resorts. We know what you’re thinking, there’s no skiing in the summer! And you are right…but that doesn’t mean that you can’t have fun at Durango Mountain Resort! During the summer, the resort offers an abundance of fun and outdoorsy activities. Take a trip down the alpine slide, play a round of mini-golf or take a trip up the chairlift!
(970) 247-9000 • www.durangomountainresort.com

4. Does your little one have an eye for sparkly bling? Then, the Old Hundred Gold Mine Tour will be a fun excursion they’ll love! This old west tour travels underground on the mine’s train and learn about where it all comes from! Pan for gold, maybe you’ll hit the mother load!
(970) 387-5444 • www.minetour.com

5. It’s a rainy day, but your kids still want to be active; and who can blame them? We recommend a trip to the Durango Community Recreation Center. Kids can try out the climbing wall and learn the basics If swimming sounds like fun, be sure to check out what the Recreation Center’s pool has to offer. With a water slide, toddler pool and hot tub, the rain won’t cramp your style!
(970) 375-7300

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