Best dogs trails in Durango, Colorado

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Explore the most popular dog friendly trails near Durango with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of dogs trails in Durango, Colorado
Top trails (34)
#1 - Animas Mountain Trail
Durango, Colorado
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Length: 6.0 mi • Est. 3 h 27 m
NOTE: A majority of the Animas City Mountain closes annually from December 1 - April 15. Please see the BLM website for more information: https://www.blm.gov/press-release/annual-changes-trail-access-begin-dec-1-durango-area-protect-wildlife Great loop that you can extend by taking the many side trails that all link back up. Easily accessible from town. You will see lots of climbers and folks bouldering.Show more
#2 - Purgatory Trail
Hermosa Creek Wilderness Area
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Length: 10.3 mi • Est. 5 h 23 m
This trail is used for camping. You head down on switchbacks and into the forest. It opens up in Purgatory Flats area on Cascade Creek. A rest stop for main camp site, then from there you can hike different trails.Show more
#3 - Colorado Trail to Gudy's Rest
San Juan National Forest
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Length: 9.1 mi • Est. 3 h 40 m
Dogs are allowed off-leash under voice control in the San Juan National Forest. This is definitely a moderate hike because of its length but the terrain is pleasant and not difficult. Keep an eye out for the left turn onto the bridge 2.5 miles in.Show more
#4 - Castle Rock via Elbert Creek Trail
San Juan National Forest
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 3 h 7 m
#5 - Cascade Creek East Fork
San Juan National Forest
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Length: 11.7 mi • Est. 5 h 42 m
#6 - Sunlight Peak, Windom Peak, North Eolus and Mount Eolus via Purgatory Campground
San Juan National Forest
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Length: 37.6 mi • Est. Multi-day
#7 - Church Camp Trail
Falls Creek Archeological Area
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 24 m
Please note that the waterfall is on private property. Please be respectful and do not enter private lands unless authorized. There are more trails in the Falls Creek Archeological Area if you wish to extend your hike.Show more
#8 - Highline Trail to Taylor Lake
San Juan National Forest
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 16 m
The road to the trailhead may close seasonally during the wintertime. Please check with the park staff for current information: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/sanjuan/alerts-noticesShow more
#9 - Animas River Trail
Durango, Colorado
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 2 h 54 m
#10 - Sunlight Peak via Animas River Trail and Needle Creek Trail
San Juan National Forest
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Length: 34.0 mi • Est. Multi-day
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