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Golf CoursesHillcrest Golf Club
(adjacent to Fort Lewis College)
2300 Rim Drive, Durango, Colorado 81301
Pull and powered carts available
Hillcrest Golf Course has a full size driving range and an additional short game practice facility, which allows players of all abilities ease in warming up for a round, practicing extensively, or just having a good time hitting balls for fun and enjoyment.
During normal summer hours the Hillcrest Golf Club is open from dawn till dusk, while the driving range is open from dawn till dusk Tuesday – Sunday, and dawn till 7:30PM. Please call the pro shop to inquire about current hours of operation.
Dalton Ranch Golf Club
Dalton Ranch (6 miles north of Durango on highway 550)
970-247-8774 - pro shop and tee-times
The above fees are cart inclusive, as they are required of the public. Additional riders or spectators are subject to cart fees. Cart fees are $14 per person for 18 holes and $8 per person for 9 holes. Twilight fees apply Sunday - Tuesday after 2 pm.
The Dalton Ranch Golf Club has been called "The Sparkling Jewel" of the Four Corners. The spectacular setting of the Animas River Valley provides a wonderful setting for a round of golf. The course plays from four different sets of tees, ranging in lengths from 5,500 to 7,000 yards. Slope and rating information is available on our scorecard. View our yardage card for a closer look, or see what past visitors have said about the course.
Dalton Ranch is a semi-private course welcoming daily fee play. Our professional staff is always available to answer questions, give a quick lesson, or to help in any way while you are at the Dalton Ranch.
Dalton Ranch is a spikeless facility and collared shirts are required for men. No tank tops, please. For more information, please call the Pro Shop at 970-247-8774.
Pinon Hills Golf Course
(50 miles south of Durango in Farmington, N.M.)
2101 Sunrise Parkway
Farmington, New Mexico 87402
Welcome to the world renowned Pinon Hills Golf Course. Opened in 1989, Pinon Hills was immediately recognized as "one of the best new desert golf courses" by Golf World magazine. In 2002, Pinon Hills was rated by Golf Digest as the #1 municipal golf course in the nation.
Shots over sandstone canyons and long arroyos will challenge golfers of all levels. In addition to an excellent golf course, Pinon Hills is staffed by PGA Professionals capable of meeting all of your golfing needs from golf equipment to golf instruction. Our staff strives to make your experience at Pinon Hills a memorable one.
Summer Hours: (March through October): 30 minutes prior to first tee time until dark.
River Rafting on the Animas in Durango / Jeep Tours in the MountainsMany rafting companies offer full & half-day, guided trips down the Animas river, both through town and in the upper valley. Several of these companies also offer jeep tours in the San Juan or LaPlata Mountains.
Some other options are:
Outlaw Tours: www.outlawtours.com/
Durango Rafting: durangorafting.com/
Durango River Trippers: www.durangorivertrippers.com/
4 Corners Whitewater: www.raft-kayak.com/
Flexible Flyers: www.flexibleflyersrafting.com/
Durango Rafting Company: durangoraft.com/
Durango Tours: www.durangotours.net/?event=offer.detail&offerId=5568
Southwest Whitewater: www.swwhitewater.com/
Durango River Trips: www.durangorivertrips.com/pricing.html
Fly FishingThere are Gold Medal trout waters just south of town on the Animas River, as well as many enjoyable fishing opportunities on nearby rivers, creeks and several lakes. The tailwaters of the San Juan River below the dam of Navajo Lake, 55 miles south of Durango, are also renowned for trout fishing. Several local companies offer local guided fly fishing trips. A fishing license is required for people 16 and older. A five-day license is $29, a one-day license is $9, both have a $0.25 fee supporting Search and Rescue.
Horseback RidingHorseback riding on nearby trails is possible because of the proximity of Durango to the San Juan National Forest, the Weiminuche Wilderness and other public lands. The companies listed below offer guided trail rides in beautiful areas that last from half a day to extended pack trips.
Mountain Biking and HikingDurango has a strong Mountain Biking community. You can pick up a biking and hiking trail map at any outdoor store in town. Either bring your own bike or rent from the shops listed below. Or you can go on a guided tour that provides the bikes and transportation to and from the trailheads.
Link to an interactive trails map provided by Mountain Bike Specialists: www.trails2000.org/site/interactive_map.html
Or visit this site for detailed trail descriptions: www.laplatadiscount.com/Durango/Reference/hike_bike.html
Hassle Free Sports: Rent bikes. www.hasslefreesports.com/
Glider PortThe Durango Soaring Club offers glider rides at Val-Air Gliderport, three miles north of Durango on highway 550. They are open seven days a week from 9am to 6pm during the summer. Passengers are towed aloft in a sailplane to a pre-determined altitude, then glide back to the port while enjoying views of the Animas Valley and San Juan Mountains.
Val-Air Gliderport: www.soardurango.com/index.html
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