Haflin Creek

HARD 9 reviews
#25 of 70 trails in

Haflin Creek is a 7.9 mile out and back trail located near Durango, Colorado. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking and mountain biking.

DISTANCE
7.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3080 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

mountain biking

This is a hike for a good workout. Go early due to it being hot. Or in spring or late fall.

27 days ago

This trail has some awesome views of the valley. The climb is a real workout it is up or down no in between mostly steep. The best views are at the halfway point. If you have done the ice lake trail in Silverton you know that trail is strenuous. I kind of felt this one was a little more of a workout. Oh there is not much of a creek probably a better climb in early may when the run off is at its peak.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
8 months ago

up all the way through forest that burned in 2002. some newer growth Aspen and scuba oak. Nice view from top of ridge at the end of long difficult climb.

9 months ago

hiking
Saturday, May 14, 2016

Start early if its hot. I took the Haflin Creek trail up and then came south to a service road to Edgemont Trail back to CR240.

hiking
Saturday, March 19, 2016

Perfect for a spring day! It would have been hot in summer because of lack of tree cover, but because of that, it meant no snow on the trail. Which is rare around here in March. The first mile is all uphill switch backs. Get ready. But the views are great and the wind is beautiful to listen to. Will definitely be back !

hiking
Wednesday, November 11, 2015

hiking
Sunday, April 28, 2013

Started this hike at 11:00 am and wished I started it much earlier as there is little shade on a warm day. If you don't like switch backs this is not the trail for you as there is a lot of climb. The views of course are very nice even though this is an old burned area. The Missionary Ridge trail connection is the goal for most and is 4.5 miles in making this a 9 mile roundtrip to that location. There are a lot of trees accross the trail in maybe a dozen places. Definitely a nice day hike and worth the time.