Father’s Day Guide to Durango, Colorado

When Father’s Day rolls around once again and it’s time to celebrate the dad in your life, there’s no better place to do exactly that than Durango, Colorado. Father’s Day in Durango is a terrific place to spend quality time with those you love most enjoying activities that are sure to make your dad smile. Whether he’s one for the great outdoors, a history buff, or a flavor fanatic, Durango makes it easy to create an itinerary that’s suited exactly to his style. When you’re ready to expand your getaway itinerary to include the best of it all, consider this your Father’s Day guide to Durango that’s sure to result in an unforgettable adventure.

Father’s Day Guide to Durango, Colorado

A highlight of a trip to Durango any time of year is spending time in the great outdoors enjoying the fantastic scenery this location offers up. If you’re heading here over Father’s Day with a dad who adores being outside, there’s plenty to add to your to-do list. Consider booking a white-water rafting trip along the Animas River if your dad prefers to explore the waves and is looking for unique thrills. Hiking through the lush San Juan National Forest is another great option for dads who love to lace up their boots and trek their way to new adventures. The Animas River Trail is a great option for swapping out hiking boots for mountain bikes if your dad is ready to hone his skills on two wheels and put his cycling talent to work this Father’s Day. For the dad who loves to take the road less traveled, booking an off-road Jeep Tour might be exactly the way to approach Durango’s backcountry adventures.

Indulge Your Dad’s Love of History

If your dad is a person who has long had a passion for history, Durango is full of stories that bring the past to life before your very eyes. A great place to really dig in and learn fascinating facts about the past is Mesa Verde National Park. Located in Montezuma County, this national park is home to ancient cliff dwellings that speak to a culture of a bygone era. It’s a place that remains a strong testament to Pueblo heritage and stands as a reminder that for hundreds of years, the Pueblo people built thriving cliffside communities that were truly fascinating and efficient. There are more than 600 cultural sites to explore at Mesa Verde National Park that belonged to around 26 varying tribes through the centuries. Some highlights include the Balcony House, Long House, and Cliff Palace—each of which hosts its own allure and charm. While you’re more than welcome to explore this UNESCO World Heritage site on your own, you can gain even more insight into the history by booking a guided tour of the park while you’re here. This can be paired with great wildlife watching and stargazing as the park is a designated International Dark Sky Par as well.

Savor the Flavor

Durango is home to a robust brewing scene so if your dad is looking for palate-pleasing experiences during your stay in Colorado, you won’t have to look far to find them. Carver Brewing Co. is located at 1022 Main Street and is a fun microbrewery to check out that pairs unique flavors with a pub grub menu made to match. The service here is often pointed out for its friendliness and menu highlights like the IPAs, flights, and raspberry beer keep patrons coming back for more.

If you’re on the hunt for an even more colorful range of local flavors, be sure to check out Ska Brewing Company when Father’s Day brings you to Durango. This brewery is found at 225 Girard Street and has been a staple in Durango since 1995. They’re known for their blonde ale, award-winning pale ales, and Hazy IPA that pairs well with the colorful artwork that adorns the facility’s interior.

Steamworks Brewing Company is another great stop for beer lovers this Father’s Day and is easy to find at 801 E. 2nd Avenue. Here you can always find award-winning craft beer at your fingertips as well as far ranging from pizza and seafood to locally sourced meats.

Over at the Animas Brewing Company at 1560 E. 2nd Avenue, you’ll find a family-friendly setting to enjoy featuring craft beer, Colorado wines, and burgers and sandwiches to enjoy as well.

Hit the Greens

If Father’s Day wouldn’t feel right without a tee time included, Durango has golf courses that are sure to please. Make plans to enjoy a round at Hillcrest Golf Club when you want to put your skills to the test across 18 holes overlooking the Animas River Valley. The Dalton Ranch Golf Club is another great option showcasing a 250-acre links-style golf course that promises a challenge to experienced golfers.

Book Your Stay in Durango Today

Now is the time to book your stay in Durango when you want to make the most of Father’s Day fun. Reach out to Durango Colorado Vacations to learn more about our exciting property options available that are sure to take your trip to the next level of excellence through quality, comfort, convenience, and style. Book our Father’s day rentals here.

Post courtesy of VacationDurango.com.

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