South of the San Juan Mountains along the shore of the Animas River is the City of Durango. Known for its mountainous vistas, year-round good weather, and rich history, it is plain to see why this former mining town is the most populous city in La Plata County. Durango features more than just natural splendor; from the various bars, restaurants, and boutique shops along its historical Main Avenue to its many music festivals and the world-renowned Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, Durango is a lively city with thriving communities.
Durango and the rest of La Plata County are designated in Radon Zone 2, indicating a moderate risk of indoor radon exposure. However, even a moderate risk of radon should not be taken lightly. Recent reports from the Colorado Department of Health & Environment have shown nearly 50% of homes in Colorado experience elevated levels of indoor radon above the EPA’s action of pCi/L. As such, if you own a home in Durango, it is highly recommended you have it tested and treated for indoor radon.