Dry Fork Loop

HARD 14 reviews
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Dry Fork Loop is a 8.7 mile loop trail located near Durango, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

8.7 miles
1,377 feet

dogs on leash


mountain biking

trail running


wild flowers


9 days ago

I don’t think this is a hard trail. We did it on a Sunday morning. We passed 34 mountain bikers and nine hikers. A lot of shade, a good well marked trail. Took us 3 hours; about 9 miles total from the parking area and back. We went to the right. Counterclockwise was better with the bikers coming the other way.

28 days ago

Great day hike. My GPS tracked 9.2 miles in total. We started up on the left loop which is less rocky with better forest cover.

2 months ago

Dry Fork Loop is a nice hike. The grade was gentle and the entire route is shaded. I hiked this trail on May 28 and had a gorgeous day.

10 months ago

being from central Texas area we figured we start with the hard stuff first. loved it and being flat landers we just sucked it up and took it slow. first week in October and fall colors popping.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Look for the "Treasure Tree"!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Any time you get a chance to get out and get some fresh air in the beautiful mountains outside of Durango, you're a lucky dog! So I'm not complaining, as this was a nice stroll, but certainly not the scenic mastery that Colorado is such a huge draw to us Texans for!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Not technical and made for a pleasant afternoon stroll. lots of scrubby bush, pine, and aspen. not the most scenic trail of my trip, but a great time outside.

mountain biking
Monday, April 20, 2015

One of my favorites. Not too difficult and tons of fun.

mountain biking
Monday, December 03, 2012

This is one of my favorite loops in the Durango area. You are in a forest the whole time, which is nice because it can be very hot. A sustained but not too steep climb, followed by a long and fast descent. Not very technical, just fast singletrack.

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Sunday, June 17, 2012