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No matter where your adventures may take you, Backcountry Experience has the gear you need. As Durango's largest outdoor gear store, we stock a diverse range of products for backpacking, hiking and camping, rock, ice and alpine climbing, backcountry skiing, and specialty footwear.

We're located at 1205 Camino Del Rio in Downtown Durango, Colorado.  


Whatever your adventure, we’ve got your backpack. The Backcountry Experience Crows specialize in pack fit and can recommend the best model for your needs. As the first Osprey Pro Shop in the United States, Backcountry Experience carries every model in every color and size. We also have a diverse selection of packs from Mystery Ranch, Hyperlite, Fjällräven, Finn, Exped, and Adventurist.



If we’re not helping you find the best outdoor gear for your needs, you can find us hiking or backpacking in the San Juan Mountains. We use and abuse our gear and know what to recommend for your next adventure. With a deep selection of cooking equipment, ethically-sourced down sleeping bags, and more trekking poles than you can shake a stick at, Backcountry Experience can outfit you with a full kit or help round-out your existing setup.



When you’re climbing mixed ice and desert sandstone in the same weekend, we know Durangatangs need everything from cams to quickdraws to ice screws on their rack. That’s why Backcountry Experience has the largest selection of climbing gear in Durango. We carry over 15 different climbing brands, including Black Diamond, CAMP, Petzl, La Sportiva, and more.



Whether you’re hiking in the Weminuche Wilderness, leading an expedition up Denali, or cragging at East A, we stock the technical apparel required for any adventure. With brands like Outdoor Research, Arc’Teryx, Mountain Equipment, and Fjällräven, you’re sure to find just the right fit and style at Backcountry Experience.



Backcountry Experience specializes in boot and shoe fit. Our carefully trained staff can help you find the best fit for you and your footwear needs. We offer customization services and orthotics to accommodate every hammer-toe, corn, callus, and bone spur. From Asolo to Zamberlan, we carry a diverse selection of boots and shoes to fit any foot.