When Colorado calls, outdoor lovers, skiers, snowboarders, and craft-beer connoisseurs revel in answering the call. Purgatory Resort in charming Durango
offers the perfect spot to come enjoy the bounty of the seemingly endless opportunities Colorado brings to the table. Laden with top-tier amenities, dining options, and local attractions, the Purgatory Resort gives families, friends, and solo travelers a world-class destination to dive into seemingly endless possibilities for fun!
Whether you're coming to visit in the warm weather for hiking, fishing, and mountain biking, or the snow-filled fun in the winter, our vacation rentals at Purgatory Resort put it all at your fingertips!
Where is Purgatory Resort?
Set in the San Juan Mountains in beautiful Southwest Colorado
, Purgatory Resort is surrounded by hiking trails, pristine downhill runs, and local attractions. Our vacation rentals in this quaint mountain resort offer travelers indulgent amenities in a prime location to come unwind and explore without the hassle of having to go too far for fun!
Activities to Enjoy at the Resort
Just a five-minute walk to the lifts on Purgatory, the resort is full of amenities to make your stay one to remember. Before you spend your day flying down the slopes, hit the fitness center to warm up and get in a quick workout to warm up your muscles.
Wake up early to shred the fresh powder and traverse the pristine and perfectly-manicured downhill slopes. Take the Legends Express Lift to conquer the expert Bordeaux's run, or test your skills with the dangerously beautiful back-country course while the beginners in your group get a few pointers in ski school.
When the warmer weather comes, the seasonal heated pool is the spot to gather to catch some rays. Float the afternoon away while the kids take turns going down the waterslide and fill the pool area with laughter. Head back to your vacation rental to make a quick snack in your private kitchen and cuddle up with your special someone by the fireplace.
Rent a bike at the Cycle Works Bike Shop and hit the trails. Navigate your way down the mountain biking paths that were once covered by snow on the slopes. Afterward, find some therapeutic treatment time at the Trimble Spa- be sure to rest in the mineral-rich waters before you indulge in one of their stress-melting signature spa packages.
Dining at Purgatory Resort
Picky palates won't stand a chance with mouthwatering meals around every corner. Swing by the Village Market and Deli to pick up a few ingredients in order to make a culinary masterpiece for your crew back in your private kitchen. After a long day out on the slopes, give your chef a night off and head to the Bear Bar & Grill to try some alpine barbecue. For dessert, grab a sweet treat at the Paradise Pizzeria & Ice Creamery. With so many options on hand, hunger won't stand a chance!
Day Trips and Nearby Fun
Take a day to explore the ancestral home of the Puebloans at Mesa Verde National Park. Just 62 miles from the resort, you'll be able to hike through stunning rock formations and see the well-preserved homes, sites, and ancient lifestyle of the local people. Take pictures of the Cliff Palace and the Long House to send to your friends back home.
If you come to Mesa Verde, be sure to stop by the historic town of Mancos
for a real western experience. You'll have plenty of outdoor activities to choose from, such as horseback riding in the La Plata Mountains, hiking through beautiful scenery, or taking an exciting four-wheel tour.
For a shorter day trip, just seven miles south of Purgatory is Electra Lake, which offers fishermen the chance to stake out a small slice of paradise and wet a line while the clouds pass overhead. Hike along the coastline to find the perfect picnic spot or bring a kayak to explore the lake's sapphire blue waters. Bring back your catches for a delicious home-cooked dinner in your rental kitchen.
No matter what season your vacation falls, our rental homes in Purgatory Resort are the best way to dive into the great outdoors, unwind, and make your alpine memories in style.