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Twilight lake

Family paddles around twilight lake on a large paddle board together

Explore Twilight Lake with paddle boards, canoes, and kayaks from Durango Board and Boat—Purgatory’s partner in summer adventure. Guests can also enjoy fishing on the lake and exploring the surrounding park and playground. Twilight Lake is conveniently located directly across the highway from the entrance to Purgatory Resort. Take the free shuttle from Purgatory Village, or park on the north side of the lake (near the Community Center) or the southeast side of the lake (at the Purgatory Creek/Purgatory Flats trailhead).


Durango Board & Boat
Durango Board and Boat
49786 N. US Highway 550 across from Purgatory Resort | 970-903-3962 | [email protected]
CostSummer 2024 pricing coming soon
AgesAll ages
Hours 202310:00am 5:00pm
Contact Durango Board and Boat to confirm available times
  • Summer shot of Twilight lake looking at Potato Hill and the Needles Mountain Range
  • Cute dog enjoys fetch next to Twilight Lake
  • Family Canoes at Twilight Lake on a hot summer day
  • Family paddle boards around twilight lake on a summer day
  • Variety of boat and board options at Twilight Lake
  • Two sisters paddle board across Twilight Lake on a summer day
  • A variety of rental water craft options at Twilight Lake

Prepare for Adventure

Family cruises around Twilight Lake on a Sol Paddle Board big enough for the whole family

Get ready for family fun in the San Juans.

Choosing a Board/Boat

  • Simple & Sporty
    Paddle Board
    Paddle boarder glides across glassy waters at Twilight Lake

    Locally designed and hand-crafted stand up paddle boards offer a fun way to experience the sport, strengthen your core, and improve your balance. Paddle boards are beginner friendly on this quiet lake. Life jackets are provided.

  • Quality Time
    Family takes in the views from a canoe on Twilight Lake

    Experience the fresh mountain air and Twilight Lake on a canoe. Our canoes are a perfect entry-level boats; they handle great and are extremely stable. Loads of fun for a family or a couple wanting to spend some quality time together.

  • Mellow & Comfy
    Inflatable Boat
    Paddling around Twilight Lake on inflatable kayaks

    Our inflatable boats are slow and easy to maneuver–perfect for a mellow, comfortable ride to the center of Twilight Lake

  • Solo Adventure
    A family explores twilight lake on kayaks and paddleboard

    Kayaking is a peaceful and relaxing way to enjoy Twilight Lake and the surrounding scenery of the Rockies. Our kayaks are great for novice paddlers and are very easy to handle, plus Twilight Lake provides calm, flat water. Kayaks seat one. Life jackets are provided.

The fine print

  • All summer activities at Purgatory Resort are weather permitting.
  • Rates are subject to change at any time without prior notice.
  • All guests are required to complete a Release of Liability.
  • For more information, including updated weather conditions and operating schedule, call (970) 385-2168.

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