The Notch Trail is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Durango, CO that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October.
off road driving
The majority of this trail is little more than a rough dirt road. There are definitely some spots with steep climbs and obstacles, but on the whole a straightforward route. A friend and I reached the summit and decided to give the pass a try. The road was definitely on the moderate scale, however steep dropoffs got the better of our nerves and we quickly returned the way we came. A great time but not for the faint of heart.
Went off-roading up towards Kennebec Pass to this spot at the top of the trail known as The Notch. Simple drive when in a higher clearance vehicle. Four wheel drive may be needed but isn't required,especially with dry conditions. Beautiful high elevation sights to see from the notch. You get above the tree line for sure and there are hiking trails nearby.
Great 4X4 trail to the notch at Snowstorm Peak with epic views back towards Durango.