White Creek Trail is a difficult and scenic high country trail near Cunningham Gulch and Highland Mary Lakes trails.
Crater Lake is a beautiful 5.4-mile one way trail near Andrew’s Lake, popular for day hikes in the high country.
Deer Creek trail is a difficult, 4.6-mile trail that climbs steadily to meet Coal Creek, then Engineer Mountain Trail.
The Animas Overlook Trail is a difficult trail which begins/ends at the Animas Overlook and continues 3 miles to meet Log Chutes 1.
Molas Pass is a popular place for high country trail access just north of Durango.
Most commonly used as a mountain bike route, ride up Hermosa Park Road to East Fork onto Hwy 145, you can ride north up Hwy 145 to Scotch Creek and return to Hermosa.
Meeting with the Highland Mary Lakes connector, Cunningham Gulch bring you to unhindered views of Mount Rhonda, Kendall Peak, and Little Giant Peak before ending at the Colorado Trail.
Graysill Trail spurs from the Colorado Trail (at high country) to Cascade Creek Trail and gains/ascends 1,770 feet in 3 miles.
The Highland Mary Lakes trail is an exception, providing day hikers quick access to this alpine wonderland.
West Lime Creek Trail (FS #679) follows provides access to a variety of high-country trails, waterfalls, dispersed campsites and excellent views.