One of Durango’s biggest draws is the proximity to nature and the plethora of activities during all four seasons. From hiking to skiing and rafting to biking, there’s something for everyone and all skill levels. Locals and tourists alike rely on quality gear to have a good time and stay safe. The local shops in downtown Durango offer wide varieties or brands and knowledge.
Backcountry Experience, located on Camino Del Rio, carries Outdoor Research, Mountain Hardwear, Arc’teryx, and more. They have an abundance of osprey backpacks and accessories. Shoe brands like Scarpa, OnCloud, and La Sportiva are very popular here. With a section dedicated to climbing, they have you covered. In the winter months, they turn into a full-service ski shop! Their sister store, Crow’s Closet, carries similar brands with a foot forward in fashion. Check out their website here for more details: https://www.bcexp.com/
Gardenswartz Outdoors is a one-stop-shop for everything you need for a great camping trip or day at the crag. Carrying clothing brands like Prana, Marmot, and Toad & Co and shoes from Sorel, Salomon, and Merrell: fashion and utility meet! Backpacks from Deuter and Gregory fill the racks and tents from MSR and Marmort are a hot commodity. The sister store just half a block away, Gardenswartz Sporting Goods, specializes in hunting and fishing. They stock the necessities for a hunting trip including tags and fishing licenses. Brands like Carhart, Benchmade, and Colombia fill the racks here. See what other brands these two stores have to offer on their website here: http://gardenswartzdurango.com/
Pine Needle Mountaineering in the Main Mall downtown, has a wide variety of clothing, shoes, and gear. From Kühl, The North Face, and Mammut for apparel to Altra, Bedrock, and Hoka for shoes. Black Diamond, Five Ten, and Petzel fill their climbing area. For ski season, they carry boots, skis, and poles by Atomic, Dynafit, Rossignol, and more! Their sister store, Pine Needle Dry Goods, is dedicated to Patagonia. Browse their website for more brands here: https://www.pineneedle.com/
If you forgot your winter jacket or just need an upgrade, these stores have you covered! Pleas don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions.