Durango is easy to reach by road on two major U.S. Highways. From the West or East, visitors can arrive in Durango on U.S. Highway 160, a road once known as the Old Spanish Trail. From the North or South, visitors can arrive on U.S. Highway 550.
Above Durango, U.S. 550 is part of the scenic San Juan Skyway. Parts of the road share the former railroad grade of the Silverton Railroad. The section of U.S. 550 above Durango is sometimes referred to as the “Million Dollar Highway” a nickname that some say alludes to the millions of dollars in Silver that once was hauled on the old roadbed.
From Durango, travel North on Highway 550 about 12 miles. Country Sunshine is located between mile markers 34 & 35.
On the right (East Side), you will see a blue and white State Highway sign indicating the exit to the Colorado Timberline Academy. The exit is right after the row of 10 mailboxes. As soon as you turn-off the 550, you will see our signs directing you to the Country Sunshine. After you turn on Whitewater Drive, veer right toward the Bed and Breakfast. We are the Blue House on the right.