Coal Dust & Oysters

This tour explores South Main Avenue with a quick jaunt up to Third Avenue. This district was the dirtier part of town due to the proximity of the train station and smelter. Near the very southern end was the Italian district and there you could find affordable hotels frequented by miners and ranchers.  Visit the site of a notorious gun battle between two rival gangs, a haunted photography studio and the site where one wicked outlaw was hung.

We are honored to partner with Four Leaves Winery. You will delight in Dean’s succulent house made wines; including his fruit wines reminiscent of Durango’s past.  We encourage you to stay after the tour and enjoy some free samples of wine (courtesy of Four Leaves), and some new friends, in the old Italian district. You are not obligated to enter the establishment or to purchase drinks but it is a highlight of the tour and we hope that you do!


Meet at the horse statues in front of The Palace Restaurant

10 people max. Tour is 2 hours.

505 Main Avenue