2 of the best places to go sledding in Durango, Colorado!

2 of the best places to go sledding in Durango, Colorado!

Are you looking for the best places to go sledding in Durango, Colorado? Look no further! We’ve done the hard work for you and come up with 3 great spots for sledding in Durango that will make for a fun-filled day for the whole family. Not only will we tell you about the best places to go sledding, but we’ll also share with you our recommendations for the best places to buy a good sled in Durango. So get ready to hit the slopes!

Ok, here goes:

1. Durango Dog Park:

Durango Dog Park SleddingThis is the perfect spot for a family outing to go sledding. Located in the heart of Durango, it's easy to find and has plenty of room to sled. Plus, there's a semi- fenced-in area where your pup can get some exercise while you're sledding! The terrain is flat to walk to the hill straight across from the entrance, and depending on how high you take your sled, it can be quite the ride. It also still provides enough of a thrill for the kids. Be sure to arrive early in the morning, before the crowds come, for an even better experience. If you have your own sleds, all you need to do is park at the dog park and start sledding away. 

Directions to the Durango Dog Park-  21850 Hwy. 160 W. Durango , CO 81301

From Downtown Durango, head west on Hwy160 towards Mancos. 0.1 Miles after from the light of Hwy160, and after you have crossed the Animas River, there is a small dirt parking lot on the left. You can park there and walk to the entrance. There is no overnight parking here, and no camping. 


  • Awesome spot to take the kids and the dog at the same time. 
  • Easy access to a good sledding hill from parking lot to sledding time
  • Right in downtown, Durango.
  • Great for kids


  • This is an off-leash dog park. So there will be other dogs that may come to hang out, or want to run with you down the hill.
  • *Possibility of sledding on poop, even though people are supposed to pick it up, its still a possibility!!
  • Parking lot is small, and often is full during mid-day. 

    Buckley Park 

    buckely park durango
    So if you’re looking for a great place to sled in Durango, then look no further than Buckley Park. With its convenient location in town and its steep incline, it’s the perfect spot to go sledding. Just make sure you get a good sled first! This spot is a local favorite, as it is super easy to park and walk to from its downtown location.
    Photo Cred: Jerry McBride/Durango Herald
    Directions: The park is right at Main Avenue between 12th and 13th streets in downtown Durango. It states that is is 1.6 acres large. It has a great hill and it is large and open. 


    • Amazing location downtown
    • Easy Parking- great for having your car close by with snacks, etc.
    • Huge hill for all ages
    • You can create your own trail down after a fresh snow with a sweet jump if ya like!


    • You can get going quite fast and have to bail out at the very bottom (but this is not that typical unless your an expert sledder!)
    • Can get super busy on a snowday with local kids


    Ok, so that is our top three locations to go sledding in downtown Durango. There are so many more areas that you can go sledding in town too, such as up at Skyridge, or at Fort Lewis College. We are always looking for new and fun sledding hills, so let us know your favorite!

    For buying a sled in town, here are two places that will have what you need:

    1. Ace Hardware: This hardware store has quite a lot of items in it, and sledding equipment is defiantly one of them. You can get saucers, regular sleds and even gloves if you need it. It is located right in the town plaza near South City Market. 

    2. Big 5 Sporting Goods: This is a great spot to find a good sled for a nice deal. They also have snow tubes too and saucers, along with the typical sled. 


    We hope you have an awesome time out on the sled, and enjoy the fresh snow!



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