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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, trail running 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, we carry every model in every color and size. We also have a diverse selection of packs from Mystery Ranch, Hyperlite, Fjällräven, Thule and Granite Gear.



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 outing. With a deep selection of cooking equipment, ethically-sourced down sleeping bags, and a solid selection of hiking poles, Backcountry Experience can outfit you with a full kit or help round-out your existing setup.



When Durangutans are climbing mixed, ice and desert sandstone in the same weekend, we know they need everything from cams and quickdraws to ice screws and V-Threaders in 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 style and fit.



Backcountry Experience specializes in boot and shoe fit. We take pride in how our carefully trained staff help you find the best option for you, whether you're though - hiking the Colorado Trail, climbing Rocky Mountain summits or trail running and racing, we have a high end selection of footwear to meet your needs. We also offer customization services and orthotics to accommodate every hammer-toe, corn, callus, and bone spur. From Asolo to Zamberlan to Hanwag, Salomon, Hoka One One La Sportiva and more,  we carry a diverse variety of footwear that's growing everyday.