Durango Relocation Guide

Durango Relocation Guide

Relocating to Durango, Colorado? This area boasts some of the most beautiful land in the nation. Perfect for those who enjoy the rugged outdoors and a spectacular view—along with basic necessities, such as schools, banking, and utility services.

Durango is proud of its diverse culture with a really broad spectrum of lifestyles. People are drawn to Durango from all over the country and the world. Durango, Colorado is tucked away in the southwestern corner of Colorado. It is positioned between the Animas River Valley and the San Juan Mountains. With a population of 15,000, this charming town offers a mixture of frontier spirit, natural beauty and friendly folks. The town of Durango is in La Plata County, which has an overall population of 48,000.

After your move, be sure to check out our Shopping, Things to Do, About Durango, and Restaurants information for activities for you and your family to enjoy. Enjoy our Durango relocation guide!


Durango School District 9-R
201 E. 12th St.
Durango, CO 81301
(970) 247-5411
Durango School District 9-R serves the community through 11 schools, including 1 comprehensive high school, 2 middle schools, 7 elementary schools, and the Exel Charter School for 6th through 12th grade students. Enrollment has remained steady for the past few years at 4,900 students.

Bayfield School Disrtict 10
24 S. Clover
Bayfield, CO 81122
(970) 884-2496
Bayfield School District 10 consists of 1 high school, 1 middle school, and 1 elementary school. Approximately 1,047 students attend.

Ignacio School District 11
315 Ignacio St.
Ignacio, CO 81137
(970) 563-9434
Ignacio School District 11 consists of 1 high school, 1 junior high, 1 intermediate, and 1 elementary school.

Adult Education Center Inc.
301 E. 12th St.
Durango, CO 81301
(970) 385-4354

Fort Lewis College
1000 Rim Dr.
Durango, CO 81301
(970) 247-7010
Fort Lewis College is a four-year, fully accredited, liberal arts institution and a member of the Colorado State University System. Fort Lewis has 24 degree programs with an enrollment of approximately 4,500 students.The campus sits on 362 acres overlooking Durango with 1,560 students living on campus in 15 residence halls and apartment complexes.

Pueblo Community College
701 Camino del Rio, Suite 100
Durango, CO 81301
(970) 247-2929
Pueblo Community College provides educational programs and services to the citizens of La Plata, Archuleta, Montezuma, Dolores, and San Juan Counties.


Natural Gas and Propane:
Atmos Energy Company
P.O. Box 2528
Durango, CO 81301
(970) 247-3813

Basin Propane
225 1/2 East 8th
Durango, CO 81301
(970) 247-0055

Bresnan Communications
146 E. 15th St.
Durango, CO 81301
(970) 247-2681

High Country Wire & Telephone
862 Main Ave. #4
Durango, CO 81301
(970) 247-8163

AllTel Communications
82 Bodo Drive
Durango, CO 81303
(970) 247-3111

2800 Main Ave.
Durango, CO 81301
(970) 385-4499

City of Durango
(970) 247-2681

City of Bayfield
(970) 884-9544

City of Ignacio
(970) 563-9494


Colorado Capital Bank
1201 Main Ave. Suite 101
Durango, CO 81301
(970) 259-5915

Bank of Colorado
1199 Main Ave.
Durango, CO 81301
(970) 259-5500

Community Banks Of Colorado
848 E. 2nd Ave.
Durango, CO 81301
(970) 259-9768

First Southwest Bank
679 E. 2nd Ave. Suite A
Durango, CO 81301
(970) 375-1100

Alpine Bank
1099 Main Ave.
Durango, CO 81301
(970) 375-7689

Bank of San Juans
144 E. 8th St.
Durango, CO 81301
(970) 247-1818

First National Bank of Durango
259 W. 9th St.
Durango, CO 81301
(970) 247-3037

Pine River Valley Bank
1701 Main Ave.
Durango, CO 81301
(970) 385-9583

General Information

Durango Herald
1275 Main Ave.
(970) 247-3504

Durango Telegraph
1039 E Third Ave. #25
(970) 259-0448

Chamber of Commerce:
Durango  Chamber of Commerce
(970) 247-0312 Pagosa Springs Chamber of Commerce
(970) 264-2360

Durango Sheriff
(970) 247-1157

Durango State Patrol
(970) 385-1675

Drivers License:
(970) 247-4591

Post Office:
222 W. 8th St.
Durango, CO 81301
(970) 247-3434

Public Library:
1188 E. 2nd Ave.
Durango, CO 81301
(970) 375-3380

Southwest Women’s Health Associates
1199 Main Ave. Suite 205
Durango, CO 81301
(970) 247-0042

Mercy Medical Center
1010 Three Springs Blvd.
Durango, CO 81301
(970) 247-4311

Durango Cancer Center
3801 N. Main Ave.
Durango, CO 81301
(970) 385-4746


Durango enjoys an idea four season climate with moderate temperatures year-round. Durango, Colorado rests in one of the most beautiful areas in Southwest Colorado.

Winters are mostly mild and sunny. Winter snowfall is an average of 71″ a year, but because of low elevation and great solar exposure (300 days of sunshine per year) snow removal is only an occasional chore of manageable size. At higher elevations, like Durango Mountain Resort, snowfall averages 250″‘ per year.

Springtime brings warmer weather with rain (annual precipitation of 19″ per year) to brighten up greening lawns and high country meadows.

During Summer, temperatures seldom reach more than the high 80’s and then just for a week or two. Rivers stay relatively full in the summer, due to deep snow accumulation in the surrounding mountains.

Fall days are cool and dry, perfect for a mountain hike or drive to see the golden aspen and red-orange scrub oak. Not only is Durango Weather perfect, but Durango is close to many attractions such as Four Corners National Monument (where Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona meet), Mesa Verde National Park and more.


State Income Tax
Tax rate is 4.75% of taxable income.

Sales & Use Tax
Tax totals 7.9% and is comprised of 2.9% state, 2% county, and 3% city.

Lodging Tax
A tax of 2% is collected on all lodging properties in the county and city.