Haflin Creek is a 7.8 mile out and back trail located near Durango, CO. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking and mountain biking.
up all the way through forest that burned in 2002. some newer growth Aspen and scuba oak. Nice view from top of ridge at the end of long difficult climb.
Start early if its hot. I took the Haflin Creek trail up and then came south to a service road to Edgemont Trail back to CR240.
Perfect for a spring day! It would have been hot in summer because of lack of tree cover, but because of that, it meant no snow on the trail. Which is rare around here in March. The first mile is all uphill switch backs. Get ready. But the views are great and the wind is beautiful to listen to. Will definitely be back !
Started this hike at 11:00 am and wished I started it much earlier as there is little shade on a warm day. If you don't like switch backs this is not the trail for you as there is a lot of climb. The views of course are very nice even though this is an old burned area. The Missionary Ridge trail connection is the goal for most and is 4.5 miles in making this a 9 mile roundtrip to that location. There are a lot of trees accross the trail in maybe a dozen places. Definitely a nice day hike and worth the time.