Hours & Directions



Acquired in 1998, the Durango Nature Center provides 140 acres of hiking trails through a variety of ecosystems. River play, picnic pavilion, junior naturalist badge, interpretive trail, nesting bird walk. Fun for the whole family!

Sorry, no dogs allowed since it’s a wildlife sensitive area.


The Durango Nature Center opens on Saturday, May 5, 2018!

New hours:  9:00am to 2:00pm on Saturdays through October when workshops are scheduled.  Please check Facebook or our Calendar for the current status.

Free for members and children 12 and under.
Suggest donation of $5 for nonmembers

During the summer the Nature Center serves as host for community workshops on many Saturdays.


Address for GPS:  63 County Road 310, Durango, CO 81301

From Durango: Take US Highway 550 south towards Farmington 12 miles from Farmington Hill. At the base of Bondad Hill, turn left at the blue Nature Center sign onto County Road 310/318. Make an immediate left onto “River’s End Lane” and travel less than 1/10 mile to the parking area. Travel time from Durango is about 20 minutes.

From Aztec/Farmington/Bloomfield: Take US Highway 550 north from Aztec about 19 miles. Be looking for a firehouse on your right, just before you see County Road 310/318. Turn right onto County Road 310/318, and make an immediate left onto “River’s End Lane”. Travel less than 1/10 mile to the parking area. Travel time from Aztec is about 1/2 hour.

The site entrance is marked with Durango Nature Studies signs.

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