Plan Your Play

The Four Corners is home to a wide variety of adventures and activities including historic train rides, jeep and adventure tours, casino gaming, world class mountain biking, hiking, and much more!  Here are just a few of the things to do after you have explored all that Mesa Verde has to offer:

  • Take a ride on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad: This historic train travels through the San Juan Mountains and offers stunning views of the surrounding scenery.
  • Go hiking or biking in the mountains: Durango is surrounded by stunning mountains with plenty of trails for all levels of experience.
  • Take a walk or bike ride on the Animas River Trail: This paved trail runs along the Animas River and is a great way to see the city and the surrounding mountains.
  • Visit the Durango Museum: This museum tells the story of Durango and the surrounding area.
  • Go shopping in downtown Durango: Durango has a number of shops that sell local goods and souvenirs.
  • Enjoy the nightlife in Durango: Durango has a vibrant nightlife scene with a variety of bars and restaurants.

If you’re looking for something a little more adventurous, here are a few other ideas:

  • Go whitewater rafting on the Animas River: This is a great way to experience the power of the river and the beauty of the surrounding canyon.
  • Go rock climbing in the San Juan Mountains: There are a number of climbing areas in the area that offer routes for all levels of experience.
  • Go mountain biking in the San Juan Mountains: There are a number of trails in the area that offer challenging rides for experienced riders.
  • Go skiing or snowboarding at Purgatory Resort: This ski resort is located just outside of Durango and offers a variety of terrain for all levels of skiers and snowboarders.
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Plan Your Play

There are a number of interesting and fun places to visit near Mesa Verde National Park. These include the Four Corners Monument, the Ute Mountain Indian Reservation, and the towns of Cortez and Durango, Colorado.