Colorado Trail to Gudy's

MODERATE 52 reviews

Colorado Trail to Gudy's is a 8.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Durango, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1417 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

2 days ago

Fairly easy trail with beautiful stream, awesome hike!

13 days ago

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22 days ago

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Nice hike but VERY busy with hikers and many bikes!!!
Entire trail is in the trees which is great for the heat. The last mile plus is switchbacks. They are very good. Trail is well marked and the views from Gudy's Rest is nice but not overwhelming!
Close to Durango makes it a plus and minus due to volume!

hiking
1 month ago

Best hike in Durango!

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

The view at Gudy's Rest is FANTASTIC! Left early from the lower parking lot. Great shade and no crowds on a Wed morning. Really enjoyed walking within earshot of the running creek water. Did not come across a lake as stated in the description. Would do it again if I wasn't leaving tomorrow.

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

This is a great hike. There is pretty good cover most of the time which helped keep it cool for the climbing.

3 months ago

Excellent trail! It was my wife's first hike at age 56. We did the whole 8.2 miles in just over five hours. Also included a picnic lunch at the top while enjoying incredible views. Highly recommend it.

3 months ago

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

Great, easy trail but lots of mountain bikers to watch out for - Beautiful view at Gudy's Rest. We tracked it at 3 miles from the upper parking lot.

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4 months ago

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