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Who We Are



Ya know that feeling?  The adrenaline, the excitement of falling in love with a new activity and knowing you need more!  We value new experiences that our beautiful outdoors has to offer.  We hope our shop inspires adventures from boating on the Animas River to cross-country skiing the San Juans.  Come find gear for your next adventure at Durango Outdoor Exchange!


Durango Outdoor Exchange provides the opportunity for our community to give gear a second life.  Shopping and selling locally supports your friends and neighbors.  We’re grateful to be able to provide this opportunity to our community and look forward to meeting new friends, hearing stories and supporting all of you in your next outdoor adventures.

We also love the opportunity to support those who contribute to the health and vitality of our community.  In 2017 we started Give Back Days to provide an opportunity to learn about the exceptional non profit organizations in our community and do our part to give back.  We hope you’ll join us on the first Sunday of each month to shop for a cause and support great people doing great work!


We recognize the incredible beauty of the land in which we live, work and play.  Durango Outdoor Exchange prides itself in being a steward of the environment and we want to do all we can to reduce, reuse and recycle in the name of preservation. Buying and selling used items reduces the impact on the environment by keeping unwanted items in-use and out of landfills. Local commerce reduces carbon emissions by limiting extra transportation.  By shopping and selling with us, you’re doing your part too.

Who We Are

Durango Outdoor Exchange strives to be a gear store for everyone.  We hope you feel a sense of community and place the minute you walk through the door.  Whether you are brand new to a sport and looking for guidance or just in for your weekly check on sweet used gear finds, we are so happy you’re here.  We are thankful for each and every customer and consignor and feel lucky we get to continue growing in our dream jobs.  And now, for the introductions…

  • The LaCroixs

    We are Jen and Chase LaCroix, Owners of the Durango Outdoor Exchange. We are grateful for all that Durango and the surrounding areas have to offer and spend as much time as possible enjoying the variety of outdoor activities we've come to love.

  • Taylor

    My heart belongs to the Mountains. From snowboarding in the winter to chasing whitewater in the spring and summer, Durango provides a quality of life that is unmatched and drives me to live my best life.

  • Bryce

    I like Pina Coladas and long hikes on mountain sides. Just being outside going places i have yet to be makes me happy. But skiing makes me the happiest.

  • Seth

    I fell in love with Durango, for it’s beautiful outdoors and for the beautiful weirdos I go adventure with. I’m well known for bringing the wrong footwear to the trailhead. You can find me hanging out on the boulders at Sailing hawks.

  • Rowan

    I was born in the Midwest, but always knew I had to move to the mountains! I spend most of my time seeking out warm weather for climbing, canyoneering, or hiking with my cat. Durango is the perfect mix of desert and alpine for me!

  • Carl

    I love human powered adventures of all kinds, but river trips have a special place in my heart. Living in Durango to maximize my time in beautiful places with wonderful people!

  • Owen

    Every season holds different passions for me, but they all boil down to a love for being outside. Durango and the surrounding area is a Mecca for outdoor recreation and I feel fortunate to have found myself here. I'm happy when I can push my limits with others that share the same excitement about life and adventure that I do.

  • Tyson

    Where's the dog? We've accepted the fact that some people come in just for a little bit of Tyson love. This gentle giant has stolen all our hearts and we couldn't be happier about it.

  • Copper

    ``Look guys, another customer!!`` If Copper could speak, you'd know he is on a very high level of stoke everytime he sees you walk in the door. Finding his flow as the part time shop dog.