Durango, Colorado has over 300 days of sunshine, annually! Tucked away in the southwest corner of Colorado, in the Four Corners region, in the San Juan mountain range. The summer daytime temps in the 70's/80's, nighttime lows in the 50’s. And winter daytime temps in the high 30’s, nighttime lows in the 20’s.
It's a small ski town of approximately 17,000 people. We are a close community of sustainable farms, ranches, and enterprises, including Fort Lewis College.
The surrounding area includes the Weminuche Wilderness Area - 490,000 acres, elevation 8,000 – 14,000 feet, wilderness cut by 80 miles of the Continental Divide Trail, and many peaks over 13,000 feet with three towers in the Needles surpassing 14,000 feet. And, Mesa Verde National Park, Four Corners Monument, Chimney Rock National Monument, Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, the Anasazi Heritage Museum, Hovenweep, Canyon of the Ancients National Monument and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Park are all within a short drive.
Main Avenue is the heart Downtown Durango, home to boutiques, restaurants, tourist and gift shops, lounges and other businesses. Durango's two oldest hotels (in business since the 1880's), The General Palmer and The Strater Hotel, are both at the South end of Main Avenue, one and two blocks away from AwareCare, Durango. Durango has more restaurants per capita than Denver or San Francisco. Main Avenue is visited by thousands of tourists each week, making it one of the most popular shopping and relaxing tourist destination in the Four Corners region.
It is recommended to fly directly into Durango (airport code: DRO). Flights connect through Denver, Dallas, Phoenix, and Los Angeles.
Once here, I recommend the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel. The hotel has a shuttle from the airport and is within walking distance (5 city blocks) to the AwareCare office. The hotel is on the Animas river, allowing the river chi to help with your healing and reflection.
If you are on a budget and are open to Airbnb, I recommend this lovely bedroom.
And if you'd like to get out of town and enjoy the country, I recommend the Apple Orchard Inn.
Durango is a beautiful, relaxed, friendly mountain town.
We welcome you year round!
Please note that the AwareCare office is located in a historic building and is not wheelchair accessible. When you book your appointment, please let us know if you need wheelchair access and accommodations will be made.