A Glimpse Into Why We Love Calling Southwest Colorado Home
Chances are if you’re already in the market for a new home in Durango, you’re probably also already familiar with everything our incredible community has to offer as well. Defined by its unparalleled outdoor recreation and praised for its scenic and picturesque landscape, there’s a lot to love about living in Southwest Colorado. And if you're someone who might be moving here from out of town, here's a brief look into what you can look forward to once finally settling in...
Depending on how you define the Southwest Colorado boundaries, there’s up to 6,000 miles of streams and rivers, and close to 2,000 lakes and reservoirs. To say Southwest Colorado offers countless places for an afternoon out on the water is an understatement.
World Class Skiing
While places like Aspen and Telluride capture a lot of headlines when it comes to skiing and snowboarding, Durango is also a highly-touted destination for winter sports enthusiasts of all kinds. Nestled deep in the heart of the San Juan Mountains, the Purgatory Resort is just 27 miles from Durango and is second-to-none when it comes to gorgeous scenery and plenty of top-notch ski runs.
Hiking, Hunting, and More
Given Southwest Colorado is comprised of 23 million acres of dense forests, rolling meadows, and cascading mountain ranges, many of us already living in Southwest Colorado enjoy spending our free time hunting, hiking, and horseback riding throughout the vast wilderness that we call our backyard. During the winter months, snowmobiling is also a favorite pastime, while four-wheelers and other off-road vehicles buzz along the endless network of trails that weave their way though our version of paradise.