Cascade Creek follows along the western base of the mountain and often sees less traffic than other popular high-country trails in the area.
Pass Trail is a great mountain bike ride or hike for most everyone, located near Engineer Mountain Trail.
Engineer Mountain is a favorite hike or ride that is well marked and in close proximity to Durango, making it quite popular in the summertime.
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.
Within the wilderness area you can hike to high alpine valleys, mountain peaks and pristine lakes on hundreds of miles of marked trails in one of the largest wilderness areas in the U.S.
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.