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trail locations for Durango, Colorado

My pups love this trail. It has a good mix of sceneries and I love the waterfall on the back end trail.

Gorgeous views .. Easy hike

trail running
5 days ago

Durango is lucky to have this beautiful river trail. The river makes a nice running/walking companion. The "trail" is used by many, mostly those out for a stroll. Keep an eye out for the bike riders.

6 days ago

Beautiful fall mountain views lead you to an aqua oasis and much more on this easy day hike.

19 days ago

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.

Lovely hike with moderate but frequent elevation changes. Our kids (4,10,&12) did great on the trail. The dogs loved it too! Wonderful colors in autumn.

It was a nice hike and we enjoyed being in the valley and then up in the mountains. However, we did not see a waterfall. Very disappointed about that.

I hiked part of this trail to get to Perins peak, but I think I took the hard way up. The trail system lead me most of the way. ****

off road driving
1 month ago

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.

Nice views of Durango and easy to get to from the center of town.

Most of the climb up is not necessarily scenic or beautiful, but it is a good workout with some switchbacks and elevation gains. We did the loop, and the path down was a little more forested and had some pretty meadows too.

Our Garmin clocked 6.13 miles, but we did take time to check out the lookout points. From some of the lookout points, we could see the river curving through town, and it was beautiful.

trail running
1 month ago

Pretty well laid out. A couple areas where it got tricky to navigate.

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.

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

2 months ago

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.

off road driving
2 months ago

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?

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

2 months ago

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.

mountain biking
2 months ago

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.