ALERT: Ice Lakes Trail is CLOSED. A fire was reported on the afternoon of October 19, 2020, west of Silverton, CO on the north side of the South Mineral Creek Road (FS585). The fire area includes the Ice Lakes Trail and the Clear Lake Road. Public entry into this area is prohibited for the safety of users.
Haflin Creek to Missionary Ridge is a good half-day, advanced hike, bike or horseback through the dramatic remnants of the 2002 Missionary Ridge Fire.
Medicine Trail is a progressive trail located off Horse Gulch Road; lined with rocks, it heads down and to your left and finishes up on the slab onto Horse Gulch Road.
Snakecharmer is a progressive-style riding trail designed by Tyson Swazey, builder of Moab’s Captain Ahab’s trail, and contains a variety of terrain features, including several advanced rock features and berms.
Raider Ridge is an iconic long, difficult and beautiful ride or hike segmented into: Hyper Extended Ridge, Extended Ridge and Half Ridge.
This difficult trail is 10-miles round trip, but any portion of is great way to experience some high elevation hiking.
Near Silverton you’ll find a number of thirteeners that can be completed as day hikes, including Kendall Mountain, Kendall Peak and Stony Peak.
Divinity Flow Trail, or Purgatory Flow Trail, located at Purgatory Resort, is a 1.5 mile intermediate trail, and Durango’s longest downhill flow trail.
The Missionary Ridge trail network is an unknown gem even to most locals with moderate to expert trails.
La Plata Canyon is in an area west of Durango with many mid country trail options.