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Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn

400 E 2nd Avenue, Durango, CO 81301-5602
Phone: +1 970-385-4980   |   Fax: 970/385-5152   |   102 Rooms
Check Out Time: 11:00 AM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

Welcome to the Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn!

Located 1.5 blocks from historic Downtown Durango, you will find the Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, a plethora of local restaurants and night life, stunning art galleries, and unique shopping. All of downtown Durango is within walking distance.

The property has 102 beautifully appointed guestrooms all equipped with microwaves and refrigerators. Additionally our indoor pool and hot tub are open year round for your enjoyment. Each morning we offer a complimentary hot breakfast and complimentary cocktails at happy hour every evening.

If you want to get out and see some of the most beautiful scenery in the US, Mesa Verde National Park, Silverton, Purgatory Ski Resort, the San Juan Mountains and the Million Dollar Highway are all within a short drive.

No matter what time of the year, whether business or leisure, our attentive staff is here to make you feel at home while you are away!

Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn

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Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn

Conveniently located, the best western plus rio grande inn in Durango, Colorado is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 37.267235  /  Latitude: -107.881355


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: Cortez (160) Make a left onto Camino del Rio and make a right on College Dr (the very next traffic light). The next right onto Main Ave, follow it around and the next right onto E 2nd Ave.

From: Silverton (550) Continue straight on Main Avenue follow it to the end and around the corner. Make a right on E 2nd Ave.

From: Pagosa Springs (160) Make a right onto College Dr. The next right onto Main Ave, follow it around and make the next right onto E 2nd Ave.

Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn

We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Box Canyon Falls Park

Located in Ouray, the "Switzerland of America", Box Canyon Falls Park features the breathtaking waterfall created from Canyon Creek. Take the short hike to the bridge above the falls and admire the beautiful views, or walk to the bottom to listen to the water rush into the canyon. Either way, it's a delight.

Bring along a snack and enjoy a relaxing picnic in one of the park gazebos or spend a few minutes in the Visitor Center to learn about the area's geology, wildlife, and plant life.  The park is a gem among southern Colorado's many scenic sites – don't miss it.

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

Winter Park Resort

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

Officially completed in the 1880s, the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is a historic train taking passengers from Durango to Silverton.

Along the way, passengers enjoy exceptional views of the Animas River, in the shadows of 14,000-foot peaks of the San Juan National Forest.

Train rides are offered throughout the year, like the Cascade Canyon Winter Train, Peanuts the Easter Beagle Express, Day Out With Thomas, and the Native American Heritage Train.

Be sure to bring your camera to capture the breathtaking views, while along your southern Colorado journey. 

Durango-La Plata County Airport

Located 10 miles southeast of Durango, Durango-La Plata Airport remains the main airport in the Four Corners area of Colorado. Daily commercial flights to Denver, Dallas/Fort Worth, and Phoenix are available via US Airways, United Express, and American Eagle.

While waiting for a flight, browse the selection of gift items and souvenirs in the La Plata Gifts store or enjoy a meal in the Durango Deli Express. Additional terminal services include free public Wi-Fi internet access, convenient parking, and rental car agencies.

Fort Lewis College

Founded in 1911, Fort Lewis College is a public school found in Durango, and one of the top institutions in southern Colorado. Situated on 247 pristine southern Colorado acres, Fort Lewis College is an excellent destination if you're looking for history, or if you're looking at colleges with your high school senior. 

Be sure to enjoy the stunning views of the La Plata Mountains on your tour of the FLC campus. Check out the FLC Community Concert Hall which seats 600 people, the John F. Reed Memorial Library, and the McPherson Chapel – all top attractions on campus. In sports the Fort Lewis College Skyhawks compete in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference in sports like basketball, golf, soccer, and volleyball. 

Four Corners Monument

Four Corners Monument

Four Corners Monument

A unique region to say the least, the Four Corners Monument marks the intersection of the only place in the United States where four states meet.

While on the marker in your best "Twister-pose", you can be in Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona at the same time.

The monument is maintained by the Navajo Nation Parks and Recreation Department and is also the boundary between the Navajo Nation and Ute Mountain Ute Indian Reservation.

While visiting the Four Corners region, another must-see area attraction is Mesa Verde National Park.

Million Dollar Highway

Following a section of U.S. Route 550, the Million Dollar Highway travels from Silverton to Ouray in southern Colorado. A part of the San Juan Skyway Scenic Byway, this section also runs along-side the historic Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.

Running through the Uncompahgre Gorge to the Red Mountain Pass at 11,000 feet, you'll drive past steep cliffs, and through hairpin "S" curves on narrow lanes cutting into the mountains. Although disputed, the origin of the name stems from costing a million dollars to build, during the 1920s.

Montrose County Fair & Rodeo

For over 125 years, the Montrose County Fair and Rodeo has offered rodeo fun and western heritage for all southern Colorado visitors. The 10-day festivities include a Junior livestock show, CPRA Rodeo, ranch rodeo, horse shows and a tractor pull.

Kids enjoy competing in the junior shows including the dog agility, rabbit show, Working Ranch Show, sheep show, and goat show. Build a float for entry in the fair parade and have fun cruising through town. Submit your best chili for the Chili Cook-Off or arrive hungry for the pie-eating contest.

Montrose Regional Airport

Located north of Montrose, the Montrose Regional Airport has provided air travel service since 1988. The airport provides a variety of services for southern Colorado travelers, including Commercial flights to Dallas/Fort Worth, Atlanta, Denver, Houston, and Chicago, are available via American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Airlines and United Airlines.

As the closest airport to Telluride, many passengers fly into the airport to make their way to Telluride Ski Resort, for fun on the ski slopes. The Jetway Cafe, the gift shop, rental car agencies, and convenient parking, are additional services available at the airport.

Navajo State Park

Established in 1964, Navajo State Park encompasses more than 5,000 acres of land and 15,000 surface acres of water in Navajo Lake. Known as the "Lake Powell of Colorado," Navajo Lake boasts of 150 miles of shoreline, perfect for plenty of water recreation.

Utilize the park's 110-foot boat ramp to launch your boat for a fun day on the water. Swimming, water skiing, horseback riding, hunting, hiking, picnicking, biking, and cross-country skiing are all great ways to spend time in this beautiful southern Colorado state park.

Nearby Restaurants

  • 0.20 mile(s) from 6512 Restaurant & Lounge, full service, international, open for: lunch, dinner, a little bit of everything! Gourmet dishes from everywhere with daily specials. Brunch is served Saturdays and Sundays
  • Across the street from Gazpacho New Mexican, full service, Mexican, open for: lunch, dinner, New Mexican cooking y cantina featuring hot red and green chile grown for Gazpacho around Hatch, NM. A local’s favorite for those who enjoy the spice of life!
  • 0.20 mile(s) from Cuckoos Chicken House, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner, Durango's family sports restaurant. Many varieties of wings. Weekday happy hour-pitcher and a pound of wings special. Build your own bloody mary bar.
  • Across the street from T's Smokehouse & Grill, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner, serving hickory smoked BBQ, New Orleans po'boys on Leidenheimer bread, fresh ground burgers, creole/Southern fare, and homemade desserts. Full bar and patio
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Eolus Bar & Dining, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner, year round (glassed in/heated) patio. Daily happy hour specials. Locally grown and mountain inspired.
  • Across the street from Gazpachos, bar/lounge, Mexican, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.20 mile(s) from Diorios South Pizza (DSP), full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner, pizza by the slice. Home of the 26-inch pizza!
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Himalayan Kitchen, full service, International, open for: lunch, dinner, culinary heritage from the top-of-the-world's three neighboring countries; Nepal, Tibet and India. Large, full service bar. 95% of the menu is gluten free. Happy hour and lunch buffet.
  • 0.40 mile(s) from Homeslice Pizza, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner, best handmade Colorado-Style pizza in The Four Corners! Free in town delivery. Fresh ingredients and lots of toppings!
  • 0.50 mile(s) from The Irish Embassy Pub, pub, International, open for: lunch, dinner, authentic Irish pub and fare. Three full bars.
  • 0.30 mile(s) from Jean Pierre Bakery, full service, French, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, traditional French cuisine and artisan baking.
  • 0.30 mile(s) from Ken & Sues, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner, contemporary American menu offers something for everyone paired with a splendid array of wines. Locals favorite!
  • 0.30 mile(s) from Mahogany Grille, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner, daily steak and seafood specials. Menu offers largest selection of wild game in Durango.
  • 0.30 mile(s) from Mutu's, full service, Italian, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.70 mile(s) from Olde Tymer's Cafe, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner, voted best burger's in Durango. Outdoor patio.
  • 0.20 mile(s) from Ore House, full service, steak house, open for: dinner, old west ambiance. Ala Carte menu
  • 0.20 mile(s) from The Palace Restaurant bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner, next door to the historic D&SNG narrow gauge railroad. Locals favorite patio.
  • 0.20 mile(s) from East By Southwest, full service, Japanese, open for: lunch, dinner, fresh and delicious sushi as well as traditional Japanese fare.
  • 0.60 mile(s) from The Red Snapper, full service, seafood, open for: lunch, dinner, fresh seafood, steaks, prime rib, pasta, chicken and Durango's best all you can eat salad bar.
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Seasons Rotisserie/Grill, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner, we support local vendors, farmers, brewers, and winemakers. The freshest and finest foods available.
  • 0.40 mile(s) from Steamworks Brewing Co., full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner, Internationally recognized beers; Famous Cajun Boil; fun staff and peanuts. One of the largest restaurants in Durango. No reservations.
  • 0.70 mile(s) from Carver Brewing Company, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, large patio beer garden. Two full bars. Award winning hand crafted beers. Dairy free and gluten free entrees.

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