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.
The main Hermosa Creek Trail is always the most well-worn route and sees several junctions in the 12.7-mile one way.
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.
A stunning day hike, or a great four-to-five day backpack trip near Vallecito, Colorado.
The 4-mile round trip hike near Vallecito Reservoir gains 1,150 feet in elevation and takes approximately four hours.
Most portions of this easy trail skirt the edge of Vallecito Lake.
These trails head up the ridges on the east side of Vallecito Lake, following creeks with waterfalls to open meadows.