Colorado Trail to Gudy's

MODERATE 46 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

hiking
1 day ago

Best hike in Durango!

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5 days ago

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1 month 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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1 month ago

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

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.

1 month ago

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1 month 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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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Great hike up the very beginning of the Colorado Trail. It follows Junction Creek for the first 3 miles or so and then climbs three huge switchbacks to finally reach Gudy's Rest; a large seat and fabulous viewpoint. The path is narrow and dusty in places and is popular with dog walkers and mountain bikers so keep your eyes open. Its great for kids and fishermen too as the river/creek is accessible at numerous points. Allow four hours.

2 months ago

2 months ago

Lovely trail on foot or bike.

2 months ago

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