We’re Re-Opening! See the Details
On June 1st, a wildfire, called the “416 Fire,” was first reported in the Mitchell Lakes area of Hermosa, south of Purgatory Resort along the west side of Highway 550, and Purgatory was forced to temporarily suspend its operations. Firefighting efforts began as soon as it was reported and it continues to be an active wildfire several miles to the south of the resort.
The Rocky Mountain Incident Management Blue Team located its incident command center at Purgatory on Saturday, June 2nd. We were proud to host hundreds of hardworking firefighting crews as they battled the 416 Fire. We thank them for their exceptional work over the last several weeks!
Over Father’s Day weekend, we received much-needed moisture to help slow the fire’s growth. Because of the rainy conditions and tireless work from the firefighters, Highway 550 has officially reopened–along with the San Juan National Forest. The forest, including Purgatory Resort, is now under Stage 2 fire restrictions, meaning no open flames–even cigarettes–are allowed outside. Learn more about Stage 2 fire restrictions.
We’re eager to open our doors on July 2nd to an exciting summer of fun. Additional details about Purgatory’s operating hours, summer activities, restaurants, and shops will be released next week. Lodging will open on June 29th–book your summer getaway!
In the meantime, start planning your summer getaway! Durango has plenty of adventure for the entire family: from rafting the Animas River with Mild to Wild to exploring the rugged San Juans on a Jeep tour with Colorado Outback Adventures to grabbing a beer and burger at Steamworks, Durango is open for business!