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Best Trails near Durango, Colorado

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on Overend Mountain Trail
2 days ago

I wasn't thrilled with the views, but in all fairness, I didn't do the whole loop, and I think it's more meant for mountain biking than hiking.

on Purgatory Trail
3 days ago

Great little trip to the creek. Valley views are excellent.

on Lime Mesa
9 days ago

hiking

Great trail and great views at the end. When you reach the top (the saddle), just before the decent to Ruby lake there are many great views and places to stop for pictures or lunch. I will admit, looking down at Ruby lake knowing I was going to have to climb back out was a bit daunting. Not to mention the thunder in the distance.
The trail itself is not very steep except towards the end before Ruby Lake. There is plenty of water along the way if you have dogs.
The road to the trailhead is a whole other story. The last 2-3 miles is a pretty rough high clearance road. There was one last feature about .5 miles from the trailhead I just couldn't navigate. My F150 only has a 1" body lift and I didn't trust the rocks and ruts in just one specific spot. By this point there were some pull-offs though. Just be careful not to catch grass on fire with your cats, it is fire season.

on Smelter Hillclimb
10 days ago

off road driving

If you plan on driving please have a capable vehicle. Altitude was roughly 7300. Not sure about my devices' accuracy but non the less amazing views of Durango and a parallel lake or reservoir?

on Hermosa Creek Trail
12 days ago

Beautiful easy walk along the creek. Be sure and take your bug spray!! There were spots for mosquitos- but not the entire trail

on Hermosa Creek Trail
14 days ago

hiking

Beautiful walk along Hermosa Creek. We went about 5 miles out and came back. Walk was very easy and scenery was outstanding. Saw a couple of mountain bikers and some fishermen but otherwise not crowded. Easy access from Hermosa Park Road.

on Haviland Lake Trail
17 days ago

hiking

on Purgatory 1990 World Cham...
18 days ago

mountain biking

Took the lifts to the top, and rode the trails down. Some sections are very technical. Excellent mt. biking trail if you like to go fast and furious.

on Purgatory Trail
18 days ago

hiking

Gorgeous views of the mountains and a beautiful walk along the Animas river. Recommend having Off as mosquitos were numerous. My phone showed the trail as being 5.9 miles and we did not quite make it to the bridge and picnic tables. Some may find the 1000' climb back out challenging. Worth every minute!!

on Hermosa Creek Trail
21 days ago

Beautiful

on Purgatory Trail
23 days ago

What an awesome hike! Definitely recommend this to anyone in the Durango area. Gorgeous views, and if you leave early enough you're alone on the trail.

on Animas City Mountain Trai...
23 days ago

Wonderful views and it's nice that it's a loop. We veered to the left on the way up and realized on the way down we'd chosen the harder way to the top. The right side of the loop is more switchbacks and not as much of a constant incline. Taking the longer outer trail was a good idea, the viewpoints are worth it.

on Jones Creek - Dutch Creek...
1 month ago

hiking

went out 4, and came back. beautiful trail, well maintained. Has a few elevation changes but nothing too rough. pleasant hike overall with cool scenery. Dog friendly. Bring water during July and August.

on Hermosa Creek Trail
1 month ago

hiking

Beautiful hike!! One of my new favs here in the San Juan's now!! Absolutely loved the hike, not strenuous at all, follows the creek which is lovely. Can't wait to complete the whole thing in the future!!

on San Juan Skyway
1 month ago

scenic driving

Beautiful drive from desert to forested mountaintops. Destinations and activities unlimited along the drive.

on Colorado Trail Hoffheins ...
2 months ago

hiking

Nice beautiful stroll close to town, there are no hot springs and no waterfalls, atleast not in the first portion to the top. Lots of traffic and bikes on the weekends, but overall it's still a really nice hike along a mountain stream. It'd be worth it to come in the evening and camp as there are multiple backcountry sites, and then do the hike in the morning before the crowds, and in summer, heat arrive.

on First Fork Trail
2 months ago

hiking

on Purgatory Trail
2 months ago