Hours & Directions



Acquired in 1998, the Durango Nature Center provides 140 acres of hiking trails through a variety of ecosystems. River play, picnic pavilion, junior naturalist badge, interpretive trail, nesting bird walk. Fun for the whole family!

Sorry, no dogs allowed since it’s a wildlife sensitive area.


The Durango Nature Center opens on Saturday, May 5, 2018!

New hours:  9:00am to 2:00pm on Saturdays through October.

Note: As the 416 Fire continues to generate smoke in the region, we will not be open when air quality is poor. Please check Facebook or our Calendar for the current status.

Free for members and children 12 and under.
$5 for nonmembers

During the summer the Nature Center serves as host for community workshops on many Saturdays.


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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