The drive up the Animas River Valley is one of the most beautiful drives in the world. Red cliffs rise on either side of the road while the river meanders its way between them. During fall, golden aspen line the route. Just 27 miles north of Durango on HWY 550 we find Durango Mountain Resort (DMR) which sits at the foot of Purgatory Mountain.
DMR first opened as a ski resort in 1965. Since that time, it has built world-class ski facilities and added summer activities to become a popular year-round resort. This should be a must-see stop on the San Juan Skyway. Summer activities include the Purg Plunge Zipline, an Alpine Slide, climbing wall, min golf. Mountain biking is another great option; take your bike to the top on the ski lift and ride down. In the winter…well, is there anything better than flying down the mountain on a bed of soft snow? DMR has something for the whole family.