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Best Places To Pack A Bowl & Chill In Durango

Before you get too excited about me revealing pot-friendly businesses in Durango, or places where you can kick back and light up…you need to know this: Consuming marijuana in public is illegal in the state of Colorado. That’s right! You can buy it, possess it and even show it off to your friends, but you cannot consume it publicly. It has to be on private property. Yes, this law includes the ski resorts too, such as Purgatory, formerly know as Durango Mountain Resort. It also includes all federal land, including national forests.  And, for good measure, I’ll mention that driving while impaired is illegal, too. Just in case you missed all the warnings about driving while impaired.

OK, now that’s out of the way, let’s get to the good stuff. So where can you blaze up a tasty joint or kick down a few gummies?

I can’t really say where you can light up … but I can share with you the best activities to do while you are in Durango, Colorado!

hiking in Durango co


Hiking with a nice buzz is a fantastic way to relax and get some exercise. You’ll be pleasantly surprised with how peaceful and serene the forest is. Durango has no shortage of hiking trails. One of the local favorites is Hog’s Back Mountain. Climb this scenic trail for an incredible view of the city of Durango. If you are looking for something a little more laid back, I would recommend a nice stroll down the Colorado Trail.

Group of friends having backyard dinner party on sunny summer afternoon. Sitting gathered around a table under a tree. Talking and having fun, while eating and drinking some wine and beers. One of the guys is in sharp focus. Applied LUT in post.

Chilling with your friends

Bringing a nice bottle of wine or a 12 pack of SKA Pinstripes is always in good taste in Durango. Now, step it up a bit with some nice Afghani Kush.

Beautiful young woman washing dishes. Shot made during Istockalypse Paris 2016 event.

Clean the House

Someone should conduct a study on clean houses and the correlation with the legalization of marijuana in Colorado. It’s a chore that needs to be done, why not spice it up a bit? Turn on your favorite tunes, grab the vacuum and get busy.  Your wife / husband / roommate / dog will love you for it!

Relaxing mature couple doing shopping on line

Watch Movies

Some movies were just meant to be watched high. My personal favorites are Sausage Party, The Big Lebowski and of course … Beavis and Butthead. Grab a big bag of popcorn, roll up a joint and enjoy.

Band playing at a live concert, shallow depth of field


Being high at a concert is so common, you might as well join the crowd. Durango hosts concerts and festivals throughout the year.

Check out the concert schedule here

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Durango is the Napa Valley of micro breweries. There are seven of them in Durango. Each with it’s own unique style and selection of beer. The breweries often host live music and offer delicious food. Watch for a future article where we pair weed with our favorite beers at the local breweries.

Click here for a list of the local breweries

Beef steak with grilled vegetables served on white plate


Durango often boasts that they have the greatest number of restaurants per capita in the US. Now, I can’t say for sure if this still holds true, but I can tell you that there is abundant amount of quality places to eat in Durango.

Click here for a list of local restaurants

Meditation and yoga practice at sunset or sunrise.


Yoga is known for it’s ability to calm the mind and relax the body. It’s a tranquil experience a wonderful way to keep in shape and relax. Durango offers many types of yoga classes!

Click here for a list of local Yoga classes


Vacation Rentals

Visiting Durango and looking for a “420 friendly” place to stay? Airbnb has a few listings available. Hopefully this list will grow in the future.

Want to learn more? Below are some references about marijuana usage in Colorado: