This gently graded, primarily non-technical trail follows an old narrow-gauge rail line for roughly 19 miles from the 10,222-foot Lizard Head Pass back toward the town of Telluride.
Located just a little over 2 hours from Durango, Telluride’s trails offer a range of outdoor activities
Telluride’s Trout Lake offers great places to fish, kayak, canoe, and SUP in the summertime, and nordic skiing and snowshoeing in the winter.
The Telluride Valley Floor stretches for three miles along the CO-145 spur. This 570-acre forever-wild protected gateway to Telluride features meadows, the San Miguel River, and a year-round activity trail.
With hiking and lake access in the summer, and nordic skiing in the winter, Priest Lake offers a multitude of outdoor activities.
Take in views of the surrounding San Miguel Mountain Range, including Mount Wilson (14,245-ft.), Gladstone Mountain (13,913-ft.) and Wilson Peak (14,017-ft.).
Rock Creek Trail is a difficult 3.9-mile trail, accessed from East Rock Creek Trail.
East Rock Creek is a popular, difficult loop in Sand Canyon and is west of the main Sand Canyon out-and-back trail.
Blue Trail (slickrock) is a moderate, 1.2-mile trail in the Sand Canyon trails system.
Sand Canyon Trail is 6.3 miles each way and provides beautiful views of the canyons.