Gardenswartz Outdoors

Gardenswartz Outdoors provides clothing and gear for outdoor activities so you can fully enjoy the nature that Durango, Colorado offers.


Gardenswartz carries a variety of products designed for your backpacking and hiking needs. Whether you’re preparing to through hike the Colorado Trail, spend the weekend in Chicago Basin with the family, or heading out on a day hike to admire the wildflowers in Engineer Meadows, Gardenswartz has the gear to get you started. We carry a wide selection of hiking boots, clothing, packs, camping pads, water filters, dehydrated meals, backpacks, and sleeping bags designed with both comfort and performance in mind.

Trail Running

At Gardenswartz, we believe the best way to start or end a work day is by taking advantage of the amazing trail systems Durango has to offer, which is why we strive to carry a well rounded selection of trail running gear. We offer a variety of shoes designed for every level runner, whether you’re just headed out for a quick loop in Horse Gulch, or training for the Imogene Pass run. You’ll also find a selection of men’s and women’s running apparel to help keep you comfortable on the trails. We also stock low profile backpacks, hip packs, and handled bottles to make sure you stay hydrated during your run.

Climbing & Bouldering

The Durango area has lots of climbing options to offer and at Gardenswartz, we’ve got the gear to get you out exploring the crag. We carry a selection of companies that cater to trail and sport climbers alike, as well as the basic gear necessary for bouldering. Not sure where to head on your next adventure? Check out our guide book section for beta on climbing in both the Durango area and elsewhere across the country.


Here in the San Juans, you’ll find no shortage of mountains to summit. From classic treks up the local 14ers to the legendary Wham Ridge, we’ve got the gear to help you reach your goal. You’ll also find our bookshelves are stocked with local guidebooks to help you get stoked for your weekend adventure. If you’re in for the early season of peak bagging, we can equip you with ice tools, crampons, mountaineering boots, and technical apparel.

Winter Sports

Outdoor adventuring doesn’t stop when the snow flies! Stop by Gardenswartz to pick up your winter gear. We carry the equipment you’ll need to get you out snowshoeing, Nordic skiing (both classic and skate), ski touring, and ice climbing. You’ll also find plenty of gear to keep your safe in the backcountry, including beacons, probes, and shovels. Guaranteed to be open on even the best powder days!


We know that sometimes you just can’t make every moment about the outdoors, which is why we carry miscellaneous items that just make life a little bit better. Check out our stylish collection of men and women’s casual clothing, or our extensive inventory of travel accessories. Come in and grab a cooler and a few Frisbee golf discs and head out for an afternoon hanging out in the sun with your friends. And don’t forget Fido! We also have a large selection of dog accessories designed to help get your pooch out on the trails, too.

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