Is Durango Expensive?

Is Durango expensive to visit?

Durango is a popular destination that is also moderately priced. It falls in the middle range of travel cost prices globaly with a daily average travel cost of $153. If we compare it to the rest of North America, which is known to be an expensive region, it is a moderately priced place to visit. It ranks in the top 50% of cities in North America for its travel costs. Its travel costs are comparable with places such as Joshua Tree National Park and Woodstock.



The Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Railroad, Durango, Colorado

How expensive is Durango?

Travelers spend an average of $153 per day when visiting Durango (U.S. Dollars). This is according to our calculations which come from the expenses of previous visitors. While this is an average cost, prices can vary by travel style, the length of your trip, and other factors. You can stay fairly close to this average if you stay at moderately priced hotels, eat at affordable restaurants, and take public transportation when possible. See more travel costs for Durango here.

How expensive is a weekend trip (three days) to Durango?

Based on the travel expenses of others, a weekend trip to Durango costs around $460 on average, per person. This includes food, sightseeing, local transportation, accommodation, and nightlife. For two people, a weekend trip costs $920.

How expensive is a one week (7-day) trip to Durango?

Based on our calculations from previous travelers, a one week trip to Durango will cost around $1,073 per person. This amount includes sightseeing activities, hotels, restaurants, local transportation, and other travel expenses. For two people, a one week trip would cost $2,146.

Is it expensive to backpack in Durango?

Durango has a very limited selection of hostels and budget accommodation, so it's not the first place that comes to mind for backpackers looking for social and cheap accommodations. This makes it hard at times to travel here as a backpacker, so you'll have to be resourceful to travel on a tight budget here. Low-cost hotels are always an option, as are guesthouses or couch surfing options. The difficulties in finding budget accommodation are especially tough for solo travelers who might need to pay for the full price of a hotel room on their own. Otherwise, you can save money here by finding free activities, eating at low-cost restaurants or cooking your own food, and using public transportation when available.

Are hotels expensive in Durango?

Examining hotel prices in Durango, we can see that they are slightly more affordable when compared to hotels in other cities. The average cost for a night in a hotel room is approximately $160. The city is equipped with about [5_STAR_COUNT] five-star hotels, boasting an average nightly rate of [5_STAR_PRICE]. For travelers aiming for a comfortable yet budget-conscious stay, three-star hotels come in at an average of $203 per night, while two-star hotels offer a more pocket-friendly choice at $121 per night.


Hotels by star rating in Durango
Rating Number of Hotels Average Hotel Price
4 stars 2 $279
3 stars 11 $203
2 stars 18 $121

567 Main Avenue, Durango
Overall Rating 8.5
401 East 2nd Avenue, Durango
Overall Rating 9.2

How expensive are sightseeing activities in Durango?

In Durango, the cost of activities and things to do can vary by the type of activity, its length, and the location. To provide an estimate of what to expect during your visit, below are several popular activities that are common in the area. On average, previous travelers have spent around $46 per day on sightseeing and entertainment, which is less than the country's average of $55.

    • Durango Rafting - Animas River Adventure Day: $185
    • Mesa Verde Immersive Tour: $195
    • La Plata Mountains - Half Day Tour: $100
    • Mesa Verde Express Tour With Tickets To Cliff Palace: $149
    • Mesa Verde Sunrise Tours: $26
    • 12-Zipline Adventure in the San Juan Mountains near Durango: $173
    • 4 Hours Durango Colorado - Jeep Tour : $102
    • Durango 4 Hour Whitewater Rafting Adventures for All Levels: $97

    Is food expensive in Durango?

    In Durango, the cost of food can vary by the type of restaurant and food options available. To save money, eat at less expensive restaurants, try street food, or cook your own meals when possible. On average, previous travelers have spent around $50 per day on food, which is less than the country's average of $58.

    Is transportation expensive in Durango?

    Local transportation in Durango can vary in price depending on the type of transit used. Generally, other travelers have spent $27 on local transportation per person per day, which is less than the country's average of $46. To save money, take public transit whenever possible, as it will almost always be cheaper than a taxi or private driver.

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