Durango’s unique landscape is unlike anywhere else in Colorado as locals can live in the San Juan Mountains to the north or the arid deserts of the south/southwest. The town also features 300 miles of trails for mountain biking and hiking within 30 minutes of downtown Durango, locally-owned ski areas, and three and a half miles of gold medal trout fishing within Durango’s city limits. Ranked as one of the nation’s top ten best cycling towns, those who enjoy biking to work and for fun find themselves at home.
Professional opportunities are abundant in Durango as it boasts one of best small-town economies in the nation. Additionally, there are three nearby World Heritage sites including Mesa Verde National Park, Chaco Culture National Historic Park, and Taos Pueblo. For those who have families, Durango is ranked third in the nation for raising an outdoor kid and is in the top ten in Colorado for young families. Historical sites and natural attractions make this area an exciting place for mountain town job-seekers as well those looking for a unique vacation destination.