History is not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soul
— Lord Acton
 

Take a break from your outdoor adventures and learn about the rough and tumble history of Durango, Colorado.

 

 Iconic 1890's scene of downtown Durango where the Utes would trade and camp. Note the Strater Hotel on the far upper left.   Courtesy, La Plata County Historical Society

Iconic 1890's scene of downtown Durango where the Utes would trade and camp. Note the Strater Hotel on the far upper left.

Courtesy, La Plata County Historical Society

 

Come join Horsefly History Tours: History With a Bite! as we venture back in time to search for the hidden history lurking just out of sight in Durango. History tours can be boring but our tours reveal the darker side of Durango's past; thus, "History With a Bite!" 

Learn about Durango’s Wild West history and the characters and events that have shaped this town since it was founded in 1880 by the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad. Together we will learn about the gunfights, ghosts, “soiled doves” and madams, outlaws, and the town’s one and only legal hanging. Durango has intriguing treasures to reveal…if only you know where to look.