Explore the most popular snowshoeing 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.

First hike in a long time went 18 mins up and back!
Hopefully a lot more posts to come

Beautiful views, especially from the summit. A few felled trees across the trail, being removed. A couple remaining ice troughs, largely melted. Only a few scattered wild flowers, likely related to drought. Great hike.

hiking
21 days ago

as good a hike as I've ever done. got lost for awhile and didn't care

Trail starts in the corrals! Really pretty incline hike with a nice view at the top. I'll be heading back when the aspens have some leaves.

Absolutely stunning and completely empty this time of year (April) . There were a lot of trees down but only one was hard to navigate around. Definitely a favorite!

I LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!! Great trail difficult with snow and ice in areas but still amazing! We took one trail up and a different one back crossing the creek on top of logs and rocks. It was so quiet and peaceful only seen one other biker. When we reached the falls with it was an amazing site the combination of snow, ice, and rushing water was worth every step. This was my first Colorado hike but won’t be my last. Thank you Colorado

The hike up to Gudy's nest was lovely. Went the day the trail opens (4/16) and it was perfect. Finding the trail head was easy & experiencing the San Juan Forest so close to town was a happy surprise. This is a must-do hike if you're staying in Durango. Green, not too strenuous, birds, deer, a few friendly hikers & their canine companions, and a calming river. It checks off all my boxes for sure! (*go during the week)

hiking
1 month ago

Very muddy and the snow made it a very tough hike. Great views in some areas though. Not sure if going to the top of it seemed worth it.
Confusing to get too, horse corral look for the signs. Might be a better hike closer to summer time.

Great hike. Not to difficult at all.

Great hike. 2/3 flat, 2/3 uphill. A few patches of mud and ice but not bad.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail. Great views. Worth mentioning that the top of the loop and majority of the trail is closed from December to April. But there are connections to other trails so you can still get a good hike in still.

really great views!

hiking
2 months ago

ATTEMPTED MARCH 2, 2018

I have heard great things about these falls and have seen some cool winter pictures so I decided to try this while down in Durango for a long weekend. Started at 10am with perfect sunny weather. I had to park just off 550 since the road to the trailhead / lot was covered in snow. The trail started off fine, snowy but not bad. After a couple miles the snow started to get deeper and deeper. I gave up probably 4 miles in because the snow was deep and the only tracks were cross country ski's. The entire creek was covered in snow. Not really any good views at all. Would recommend waiting until spring/summer/fall for this one to see the water flowing.

AS OF NOW SNOWSHOES / SKIS ARE REQUIRED TO GET TO THE FALLS.

I gave 4 stars because I have seen great pictures of the falls and plan to try again in a couple months.

wonderful trail to hike!

Beautiful trail! Would do it again!

hiking
4 months ago

The view at the top is worth it!

this trail was the perfect speed for my level. the nature scenery was beautiful and kind.

Nice trail!

hiking
4 months ago

Pretty good trail also long. But it’s my first time hiking in a while so I just scaled the mountain directly up lol but good trail.

hiking
5 months ago

Great views of Durango. Steep climb with lots of loose rock. Power grids @ top. Definitely not easy. Moderate rating is in spot. Trekking poles are a great help

Great hike. Great way to get used to the elevation because it’s not a crazy amount of elevation gain but there are lots of flat stretches to regain your breath! I recommend to anyone looking for a day hike that ends in a great little spot for lunch or simply reflection.

Cool trail. The upper part is closed until the spring to protect the winter range of deer and elk. Still a nice walk with views of Durango.

This is a great hiking trail. Beautiful scenery, friendly people. Lookout for runners and mountain bikers. Share the trail

Decent views, nothing spectacular but it was a good day trip close to town

Fun hike. I left my Canon DSLR somewhere on it though. Anybody see it?

Great morning hike! Steep and snowy towards the top on Thanksgiving weekend, yak tracks or hiking poles would be a good idea. Trailhead was a bit awkward as you have to go through a cattle gate to get in... there was a path through the grass to the left that distracted us initially. Go through the green cattle gate to start! I added some photos. Enjoy!

Only four stars for the amount of cow pies. Great views, nice challenging incline but still a casual hike.

hiking
6 months ago

Not a challenging hike but still enjoyable none the less.

on Animas Mountain Trail

6 months ago

It was hard but was worth it.

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