DURANGO NATURE CENTER
Acquired in 1998, the Durango Nature Center provides 140 acres of hiking trails through a variety of ecosystems. River play, picnic pavilion, interpretive trails, nesting bird walk. Fun for the whole family!
Sorry, we love our four-legged friends, but please no pets allowed since it’s a wildlife sensitive area.
Celebrate the holiday season with a full moon hike to cap our 25th Anniversary at the Durango Nature Center for a special event on Friday, December 13, starting at 5:30. Join us for seasonal refreshments, a bonfire, and a walk through the preserve by the light of the moon. The path from the parking area to the heart of the Nature Center will be lit with luminaria. A special gift awaits young elementary children, courtesy of our friends at Rotary Daybreak. Take time from the hustle and bustle of the season to slow down and enjoy a winter’s night. Please leave your fur kids at home. Suggested donation: $10 (supports our educational programs).
New hours: Closed until May 2020 (with exception of our December 2019 event)
Free for members and children 12 and under.
Suggested donation of $10 for nonmembers
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.