Summertime in the Rockies is the most beautiful time in Colorado. Well, all 4 seasons are pretty great but summer is by far the top finisher. That crisp, mountain air that smells of fresh, pine, and the occasional river are a symphony of the sweetest sounds….I mean smells! Durango is full of activities in the summertime for all ages. Hiking is a local favorite here in Durango. There are trails from really easy to expert in the area. O-Bar-O Cabins has hiking books for our Guests use. It tells you all about the hikes and how to get there. That way you can plan out the perfect hiking trip. By about June you can hike up to be rewarded with a meadow full of wild flowers. Isn’t the saying April showers bring May flowers? Well May showers bring May and June flowers to the higher elevations! The photo opportunities are endless. You never know what you might encounter while on a trail. Like I said before Southwest Colorado boosts thousands of trails from easy to expert. There are even a few trails that you can bring the younger crowd (2yr-5yrs) giving you the opportunity to see as many wild flowers and wild life as you can. Guests at the O-Bar-O have been know to spot a bear or two in the summer! I promise to tell Yogi no stealing pic-a-nic baskets.
Of course there are other fabulous activities such as the Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, always a stunning trip. The Mesa Verde is a must see. You can take the guided tours or venture out yourself on the self guided tours and hikes. But for us at the O-Bar-O Cabins there isn’t a better way to rest and relax than to sit by the river, listen to the soothing sounds of the water at it babbles over the rocks and have a barbeque right on the deck that overlooks the river. We like to say here at the O-Bar-O Relaxation has an Address and we have just the cabin for you!