Durango, Colorado

Durango is a city of 15,000 in Southwestern Colorado in the valley of the Animas River on the western slope of the San Juan Mountains. The area is known for mountain biking, climbing, whitewater kayaking, and one of the last steam-driven narrow gauge railroads left in operation in the US. At an elevation of 6512 feet Durango’s climate is relatively mild compared to the higher elevations to the north and east.

Travel:, Durango is located at the intersection of US Highways 160 & 550. Durango (DRO) is served by United, Delta, and America West airlines.

Course Sites:
  • Durango Community Recreation Center, 2700 Main Avenue, Durango, Colorado.
  • Dolla Mountain Park, 2 miles from the Rec Center on Junction Street.
Lodging Options:

Durango Hometown Hostel (970) 385-4115 736 Goeglein Gulch Road, Durango, CO Dorm style lodging. Computers, WiFi, self-catering kitchen, common areas, linens/towels/lockers all included. Course participants qualify for group pricing if two or more stay at the Hostel. Discounts available, mention that you are taking a course with MedicalOfficer.Net

Best Western Rio Grand Inn (800) 245-4466 400 East Second Avenue, Durango, CO

Abby Inn (970) 247-0593 www.abbeyinn-durango.com 2391 Main Avenue, Durango, CO

Adobe Inn—weekly rates (970) 247-2743 www.durangolodging.com 2178 Main Avenue, Durango, CO

Best Western Mountain Shadows (970) 247-5200 www.bestwesterncolorado.com 3255 Main Avenue, Durango, CO

Budget Inn (970) 247-5222 www.budgetinndurango.com 3077 Main Avenue, Durango, CO

Days End (970) 242-3297 www.daysenddurango.com 2202 Main Avenue, Durango, CO

Econo Lodge Inn and Suites (970) 247-4242 www.econolodge.com 2002 Main Avenue, Durango, CO

Hampton Inn (970) 259-8012 www.hamptoninn.com 3777 Main Avenue, Durango, CO

Quality Inn (970) 259-5373 www.qualityinn.com 2930 North Main Avenue, Durango, CO

Ramada Limited (970) 259-1333 www.ramada.com 3030 Main Avenue, Durango, CO

Travel Lodge (970) 247-1741 www.travelodge.com 2970 Main Avenue, Durango, CO

Local info:

Durango, CO www.durangogov.org, www.durangobusiness.org

Mesa Verde: http://www.nps.gov/meve/

To those in the field...

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