Purgatory Resort is a mountain community that feels like home but is like no place you've ever been.
An endless backyard filled with exploration, relaxation and excitment. A destination where wildflowers grow thick as grass, trails lead off into the sunset and family members come to reunite. A central ground between the quintessential Colorado mountain town of Durango and the uniqueness of the Four Corners Region.
Whether you’re looking for heart pounding adventure or a relaxing vacation in the Rocky Mountains, once you've been to Purgatory Resort you'll understand why so many visitors head to Southwest Colorado year after year.
The name Purgatory comes from a witty farmer who live in the area during the late 1800's and adopted the moniker for a nearby creek, a tributary of the Rio de las Anima Perdidas (the River of Lost Souls), dubbed by Spanish explorers for a group who disappeared on the river during Durango's early history.
Centuries later, outdoor enthusiasts and modern day explorers still flock to the area to experience all that the Four Corners has to offer including
- World class mountain biking
- Hiking and camping
- Gold medal fishing waters
- The San Juan Scenic Byway and Million Dollar Highway
- Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings