Vallecito Resort makes a convenient base camp for visiting many wonderful Southwest Colorado attractions. Here are just a few of the exciting things to do within an hour’s drive of our park.

The Bar D Wranglers perform their famous stage show after supper with songs of cowboys and the Old West, comedy, and lively instrumentals to please the whole family.

Alcoholic beverages are not served or allowed. Open nightly Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day.

Downtown Durango Shopping

From children’s boutiques and fashion chic to kitchen gadgets and outdoor provisions, Durango’s shopping scene is a treasure trove of gifts and distinct merchandise. Durango area retailers offer more than 500 stores with the fun-filled prospects for finding “just the right thing” for every friend, family member and adventure you can dream of.

Our Total Adventure Ticket ($49) offers the best way to make the most of your day! Passes include up to 5 uses on any of the following activities in a given day: Alpine Slide, Zipline, Scenic Chairlift, MTB Uplift, Miniature Golf, Sky Hike,Water Runners, Bungee Tramp, Climbing Wall, Mechanical Bull, Mining, Gyro Chair, and a Mechanical Bull. Summer Activities Operate from 9am – 5pm, and all activities are weather permitting. Some age and weight restrictions may apply.

All aboard! Take a delightful trip to the past on the Durango Silverton Railroad. Enjoy a scenic journey behind Durango’s historic coal-fired, steam-powered locomotive. Experience the sights and sounds of a romantic bygone era on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, as it winds through the breathtaking canyons of San Juan National Forest to the old mining town of Silverton, a national historic landmark.

Mesa Verde protects more than 600 cliff dwellings, built by the Ancestral Pueblo people who made it their home from 600 to 1300 A.D. These archeological sites are some of the most notable and best preserved in the United States. Some sites can only be visited by taking a ranger-led tour and tickets need to be purchased in advance, so be sure to plan ahead.

Our trip options in Southwest Colorado are conveniently located out of our base in Durango, Colorado. Our Colorado rafting trips range from mild (2 hours) to wild (4 days) and are rated for ages 4-84. We operate our raft trips on 5 beautiful, distinct rivers which contrast from desert to mountain scenery, remote, wilderness trips to more accessible rivers, and beginner to the most difficult, commercially-run, guided raft trip at high water! History comes to life while exploring the ancient cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde National Park, the largest cliff dwellings remaining in North America. Experience a half-day of rafting on the Animas River, a one-way Durango-Silverton train ride and a Jeep Trail Ghost Town tour.

Sky Ute Casino Resort offers hundreds of slot machines, five blackjack tables, one 3-Card poker table, a four-table exclusive non-smoking poker room, one craps tables, a roulette wheel, and a 200-seat bingo hall. The resort also features a bowling alley, arcade, and mini-golf.