Hours & Directions



Celebrate the simple beauty of the Nature Center at our final Full Moon Hike of 2019.

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.


Celebrate the holiday season with a full moon hike to cap our 25th Anniversary at the Durango Nature Center for a special event on Friday, December 13, starting at 5:30. Join us for  seasonal refreshments, a bonfire, and a walk through the preserve by the light of the moon. The path from the parking area to the heart of the Nature Center will be lit with luminaria. A special gift awaits young elementary children, courtesy of our friends at Rotary Daybreak. Take time from the hustle and bustle of the season to slow down and enjoy a winter’s night. Please leave your fur kids at home.   Suggested donation: $10 (supports our educational programs).

New hours:  Closed until May 2020 (with exception of our December 2019 event)

Free for members and children 12 and under.
Suggested donation of $10 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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