First Fork and Red Creek Loop Trail

HARD 4 reviews
#49 of 70 trails in

First Fork and Red Creek Loop Trail is a 8.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Durango, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
8.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3067 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
15 days ago

hiking
27 days ago

We hiked up red creek trail, over on missonary trail and then down on first fork. Good views toward the top, and there was some flat area with the steep climbs. The trail is abput 10.5 miles total, nor the 8.5 listed. Overall we enjoyed the hike.

hiking
1 month ago

trail running
1 month ago

Great trail. Killer views at the top and plenty of water (in June) for the pups. However, the whole loop is somewhere between 10-11 miles, not the 8.5 listed so prepare for a little longer day.