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Purgatory Resort, Durango

Categories: Ski Areas, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
4/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web
Take a turn along the many trails of Purgatory Resort amid the rugged San Juan Mountains. Ten ski lifts and 88 trails mean you'll rarely find lines for the slopes. The extraordinary amount of snowfall here--averaging 6.7 m (22 ft) per year--ensures that the slopes are well-supplied. At the summit at 3,299 m (10,822 ft), you'll be rewarded with views of peaks and bowls etched with evergreens and aspen trees. The resort's ominous nickname, Purgatory, comes from the name of the creek that runs through the region. Put Purgatory Resort into our Durango trip generator and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Fun being had by all. The resort offers plenty to do on the plaza for all ages. If you are adventurous take on mountain biking or just hike the many trails. Perfect skiing in the winter especially sta...  read more »
  • Why does Durango Mountain Resort have a new name? Purgatory got a new owner, and high speed lift and expert ski terrain improvements over the past 1.5 years. Disclosure before reading why we love the ...  read more »
  • Took the family to the resort to ride the slide and site see. Had fun although the attractions are a bit over priced. We still had fun. But it would have been nice to do more for the amount paid out. 
  • The atmosphere was splendid. The room was clear and comfortable. My wife and I ate a purgys while we were there, good food but the cooks need a little more experience. Had some issues with raw meat and odd tasting food. Overall we loved the resort. Great experience.
  • Very family friendly and well-designed. Zip line and nine other activities all easily accessible from the main activity.. Great parking. Great views. Lovely weather with afternoon showers on a typical summer day.
  • Right off the highway so it's easy to find. My husband and I went there to do the alpine slide which was a lot of fun. Also had a few drinks and fries while we waited for the weather to clear. Wish we would've checked the weather before going because they close the alpine slide if it's wet so we had to wait a couple hours before using it. The other summer activities are definitely geared towards children.
  • Amazing place. It's really beautiful and peaceful. A great place for vacations with allot of activities on the summer for the kids. I enjoyed every single thing about my stay here.
  • Heaven on Earth! We love to spend as many days as we can here. Prices are affordable, plus we stop in at a grocery store in Durango before coming here. We cook, walk, love the ski lift ride, play on Alpine slide a couple of times, sleep, and play game boards up there! A drive up to Silverton is a must! All majestic views right from your balcony or patio. Can't wait to get back there!!!! From a MOM who loves the peace and quiet...
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