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Nearest Distances

Airport Codes:
Distances from DRO to:
Durango 11 miles
Cortez 45 miles
Farmington 46 miles
Telluride 48 miles

Nearest Major Airports:
11 miles: Durango-La Plata County Airport (DRO)
41 miles: Cortez Municipal Airport (CEZ)
42 miles: Four Corners Regional Airport (FMN)
47 miles: Telluride Regional Airport (TEX)

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Durango Airport Guide

In winter, Durango offers superb skiing facilities and none more so than Purgatory Mountain Resort. If you want the quality of Aspen without the high prices and attitude, then Purgatory is your place. In summer, try your hand at fly fishing on the Animas River. Plenty of companies offer to teach you this absorbing and relaxing sport. The surrounding countryside is spectacular, especially as you head towards ‘Four Corners’ where the states of Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah meet. Finally, try some movie set spotting in the city itself as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Cliffhanger and City Slickers were all filmed there.

Durango Airport Directions

You’ve a quiet road to travel from Durango Airport to the city just take route 172 then route 160 and in under twenty minutes you’ll be there.

Durango Airport Parking

Parking at Durango is either straight ahead or to the left of the terminal building depending on whether you want to pay cash or with your credit card. Both have dedicated spaces for the less mobile.

Durango Airport Flight Information

Durango Airport is a small regional airport but receives connecting flights from Denver, Dallas, Las Vegas and Phoenix. All of these airports have flights from the UK and despite the frustrations of making flight connections, the nearest direct flight airport is Denver, over five hours drive away.

Hotels Near Durango Airport

Accommodation in Durango is generally low key with mainly motels. The Budget Inn is the cheapest you’ll find at around $25 a night whilst if you’re looking for something a little more special, try the Best Western Plus which has many wonderful facilities but will set you back three times the cost of the Budget Inn.

Durango Time Zone

Durango is seven hours behind Greenwich Mean Time and located in the Mountain Time Zone (GMT-7)

Durango Info

Durango is a very small city located in La Plata County in Colorado. Originally a railroad depot it grew slowly attaining only the 15,000 inhabitants it has today. Now mainly a recreational centre it’s a popular base for skiing in the nearby mountains whilst top fly fishermen flock to the city for the world class opportunities presented on the Animas River. The surrounding countryside is very beautiful and easily discovered with a four wheel drive vehicle.

Durango Trivia:
  • Durango was named after the city of the same name in Mexico and Spain
  • Settlers were living around Durango long before the Europeans arrived
  • The city was founded in 1881 as a depot for the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad
  • The city is renowned for the fly fishing opportunities on the Animas River that flows through the city
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