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Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort is located in the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado and about 26 miles north of the historic town of Durango. The resort is known for being one of the best values in Colorado and a great destination for beginners and intermediates. The resort is an inexpensive family destination that has gorgeous scenery combined with short lift lines and terrain options for all abilities.
Durango is a unique mountain town steeped in history and home to the famous Narrow Gauge Railroad. Founded in 1880, Durango became a hub for smelting ore harvested from surrounding mountains.
The resort is also close to Mesa Verde National Park, an incredible ancient city and largest archaeological preserve in the United States. The park protects nearly 5,000 archeological sites including 600 cliff dwellings.
United Express has five flights daily to and from Denver International Airport (DIA), while America West offers three daily flights from DIA. These airlines will bring you into Durango-La Plata Airport (DRO), just 10 miles from the resort. Aeromexico, Delta and Continental flies directly into DRO. US Airways Express operates between Phoenix International Airport (PHX) and Durango-La Plata (DRO). Alternate airports are located in Albuquerque, N.M. (ABQ) and Farmington, N.M. (FMN).
Durango/Purgatory is located in the Southwest corner of Colorado, near the intersection of Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico. It's six to seven hours by car from DIA, a 340 mile drive via US-285, and three and a half to four and a half hours and 214 miles from ABQ using NM-44 and US-550.
Shuttles are available from DIA to Durango Mountain Resort and the Purgatory Mountain Hotel.
Call and Demand Service is available at 970-426-7282 with 24 hour notice.
Buck Horn Limousine: (970-769-0933; www.buckhornlimousine.com)
Durango Transportation: (970-259-4818; www.durangotransportation.net)