Hours & Directions



Nature Center

The Florida River flows through the 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.


The Durango Nature Center opens on Saturday, May 4, 2019 with our 25th Anniversary Celebration!

New hours:  9:00am to 2:00pm on Saturdays through October, depending on the availability of docents.  Please check Facebook or our Calendar for the current status.

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

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