Spud Lake a short and sweet family friendly high country trail open to hiking which ends at Spud Lake.
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.
La Plata Canyon trail is a long sustained climb up the La Plata Canyon Road to the Colorado Trail at Kennebec Pass.
Molas Pass is a popular place for high country trail access just north of Durango.
Hotel Draw Road connects Hermosa Creek into the Colorado Trail (at high country) where the trail crosses the road several times along the Great Divide.
West Cross Creek Trail connects the main Hermosa Creek Trail to the Colorado Trail (at high country).
Rico-Silverton Trail ascends two high mountain passes in 2.4 miles, thus affording excellent views and good opportunities for photography.
Sharkstooth Trail is a 6.6 mile (one way) trail to Sharkstooth Pass, with many excellent views of Hesperus Mountain along the way.
Walls Gulch Bridge is a 5.5-mile (out-and-back) trail near La Plata Canyon that can be difficult to find and requires 4WD.
The iconic Colorado Trail stretches 500 miles from Denver to its terminus in Durango and is one of the state’s great recreational assets.