Ella Vita, Hogsback, and Slime Gulch Loop

MODERATE 9 reviews

Ella Vita, Hogsback, and Slime Gulch Loop is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Durango, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

3.3 miles
931 feet

dog friendly



mountain biking

nature trips




wild flowers

4 days ago

The views from the top are really nice, but this trail is very steep, and very narrow in some spots. Pretty sketchy as you get up higher and as you walk along the top of the ridge. I probably would say it's difficult more than moderate.

14 days ago

steep and scary. great workout though.

Warning: Initial ascent to the upper ridge on the Durango side is steep, with insanely steep, deadly, drop offs on both sides. There is only one way to go, and that is up because the initial assent makes a turn, creating fall potential on three sides. The footing is loose shale and you will learn to pray on all fours very quickly if you attempt the ascent. Not one to be afraid of heights, I finally found my fear of heights and slowly made my way back down, backwards. Sign your will (and bring a pick-axe.) My legs felt like spaghetti and I was thankful to be alive in Durango that day.

3 months ago

Fairly simple trail. Easy to hike for the whole family. Great views of downtown Durango. Will definetely hike again.

5 days ago

7 months ago

Monday, July 03, 2017