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Durango Colorado
Durango Colorado is a true western town with all the conveniences and amenities of a small city, but with the feel and comfort of a small town. In our eyes, Durango is a fishing town, but it just so happens to have a whole lot more to offer. Be it a train ride on the historic Durango-Silverton Narrow Gage, snowboarding and skiing at Durango Mountain Resort (Purgatory) or a visit to Mesa Verde, a visit to the Southwest will quench your vacation thirst. There are a lot of activities in and around Durango besides the fly fishing. Here is a small sample of what the Four Corners region has to offer.

Spring, Summer and Fall:
Fly Fishing on the Animas, mountain streams and other fisheries with Animas Valley Anglers. A trip to Mesa Verde for a wonderful archeological experience, glider rides, hiking, camping, rock climbing, rafting, kayaking and mountain biking. Birding, alpine wild flower and wildlife viewing. Area guest ranches offer family vacations and horse back riding. Outfitters offer pack trips for hunting and exploring in the San Juan National Forest and Weminue Wilderness Area. Ride the historic Silverton-Durango railroad.

Winter: Fly Fishing on the Animas and San Juan with Animas Valley Anglers. Rip up the powder while skiing or snowboarding at Durango Mountain Resort, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, enjoy a sleigh ride, play hockey or ice skate, even ride the Durango-Silverton Train in the winter.

Year-round: There are endless photography opportunities in the region for amateurs and pros alike. Diverse lodging options at B&Bs, historical hotels, budget motels or even rent a cabin. Visit historic downtown for shopping, galleries, as well as fine dinning at nice restaurants and night life. Stumble out of a brewery tour at one of the four breweries in Durango. Visit Fort Lewis College; offers music and shows at the concert hall or spend some time at the Southwest Center's museum and library were you can learn about Durango and the Southwest's vast history and past cultures. There is a lot to do in Durango, come for a visit.

Durango - Location, location, location
Animas Valley Anglers is based out of Durango Colorado and thanks to its central we are in easy striking distance to all our fisheries. The Animas runs right through town and fishes well year-round. Our other fishing locations in the region are all about an hours drive from Durango. Pagosa Springs is east, Navajo Dam (San Juan River) is a quick 45 minutes drive south, Dolores and Root Pond (Private Trophy Trout Lake) are west and Silverton and the small mountain creeks near Durango are 15 to 60 minutes away to the north. Rio Grande trips base out of Creede Colorado to our north east for a couple weeks in June for the Salmon fly hatch, PMDs, caddis and drakes.
We'll still offer trips in the Durango area even when some of the guides are in Creede. When you book a trip with Animas Valley Anglers make sure to ask us for our recommendations on the best restaurants and lodging for your Colorado vacation.