Penitente Canyon

MODERATE 6 reviews

Penitente Canyon is a 2.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Del Norte, CO that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

2.6 miles 371 feet Loop

dog friendly


mountain biking

nature trips

trail running


horseback riding



2 months ago

Gorgeous views and scenery. Bring Off, lots of bugs on the trail, but honestly it's a bonus, means not well trafficked, and you'll see that when you are up there. I started on the Penitente Canyon route, then finished on Blue Sky, enjoyed having the option.

5 months ago


6 months ago

2 years ago

What a beautiful place! Easy and relaxing walk.

mountain biking
2 years ago

Excellent mountain biking here. Fun and technical, similar to Mag 7 or Sovereign in Moab. Ride the A loop clockwise for a warmup. Then go back for a second lap and take Witches Canyon and return on the B loop.

4 years ago

Nice little hike up a narrow canyon with interesting rock formations. Saw some climbers, but the cliffs weren't high enough to make it exciting (although I am sure it felt much more exciting at the top of the cliff looking down). From the top, we explored mountain bike trails back to the trail head.

The trail was steep and rough in places, with loose rock and a bit of scrabbling. I wish I had taken a hiking pole to negotiate some of the less knee-friendly areas.