Durango is the kind of town you daydream about. It’s an authentic Colorado town, with endless opportunities for recreation, a rich history, an exciting future, and countless true stories to tell. Durango is a 21st century Old West town, where people are friendly and real, where they work hard and play hard. With more than 16,000 residents, Durango is the largest town in southwest Colorado. It’s also certainly one of the happiest. Locals are fond of saying that those who choose to live in Durango do so not for fame and fortune, but for the superb quality of life. Durango is known for endless outdoor recreation, as well as world-class attractions like the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Mesa Verde National Park, and historic Downtown Durango Downtown Durango.