Directions

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.

Directions to Country Sunshine

From Durango

From downtown Durango, travel north on Highway 550 about 12 miles. Country Sunshine is located between mile markers 34 & 35. On the right (East side), before the exit, you will see a blue and white State Highway sign indicating the exit to the Colorado Timberline Academy. Exit to the right at the row of 10 mailboxes onto Academy Drive (Academy Drive may be called Animas Springs Road on your GPS). Follow our signs to Country Sunshine. We are the blue house on the right.

From North of Country Sunshine

Going south on Highway 550, approximately 12 miles past Purgatory Ski Resort entrance, we are located between mile markers 35 & 34. Shortly before the exit, you will seen a blue and white State Highway sign indicating the exit to the Colorado Timberline Academy. Immediately exit to the left before the row of 10 mailboxes onto Academy Drive (Academy Drive may be called Animas Springs Road on your GPS). Follow our signs to Country Sunshine. We are the blue house on the right.