Past, Present, Future

By Mild to Wild   •   June 18, 2010

Looking for Something New to Do in Durango?

Opportunities are continuously changing as rivers run dry, seasons change and new passes open up.  How will you know what is going on?  Never fear, we have all of the news of what activities are in the past, present and future.  


  • Piedra River: Sadly, the season for the Piedra River has ended.   The Piedra (located in between Pagosa Springs
    and Durango) this year had an unusually short season this year, generally runs throughout June. Catch this fabulous river next year and enjoy Class II – IV rapids through this extremely scenic canyon!
  • Piedra River Rafting
    Piedra River Rafting – intermediate and high adventure rafting
  • Dolores River: The Lower Section of the Dolores River, located near Dolores, Colorado, has also stopped running for the season.  Due to the fact that this is a dam-release river, opportunities to raft this river are frequently scarce. If you are planning on rafting the Dolores, be sure to look for release dates; there were only 3 this year!


  • San Miguel River: The San Miguel River, located outside of Telluride, Colorado is open to rafters looking for an intermediate adventure.  This river runs with primarily Class II water, with Class III rapids throughout, through red rock scenery dotted with contrasting green pines.  Catch this river while you can; it only runs through the mid to late July!  
  • La Plata Canyon: After much delay (due to avalanche-caused damages) the rugged jeep trails are finally open in scenic La Plata Canyon!  Head up to elevations upwards of 12,000 feet for the best panoramic views in the area!

  • Durango Melodrama & Vaudeville: Looking to liven up your evening with a bit of theater?  The Henry Strater Theater is now presenting “The Tavern”, also known as the Melodrama.  Slip back into yesteryear with this amusing performance located in the historic Stater Hotel!

  • Vallecito Reservoir: Now is a great time to hit the lake!  Open year around, Vallecito Reservoir makes a great mini-getaway from Durango (only 22 miles away).  Enjoy hiking, fishing and boating in a beautiful location!


  • Durango Mountain Resort: July 10th thru August 1st, Durango Mountain Resort offers its 24th Annual “Music in the Mountains” festival, offering classical and world music in a beautiful outdoor setting!

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