Boggy Draw Loop Trail
Part of the Boggy Draw Trails System.
The Boggy Draw Loop Trail is the original trail in the Boggy Draw network. Much of this trail was built by linking together cow paths created by the cattle that graze here every summer. Eventually, the Mavericks Loop trail was added along with the Bean Canyon Loop and Italian Canyon Loop.
To access the Boggy Draw Loop Trail, continue east on County Rd. W out of the trailhead parking lot for a couple hundred yards and take the signed singletrack on the right. Once on the singletrack, follow it through some good campsites and across a small dam. There is often wildlife including ducks, geese, frogs, and songbirds around the pond on the backside of this dam.
Shortly after the pond, you’ll encounter a signed intersection with the Mavericks Loop Trail. Stay left to continue on the Boggy Draw Loop Trail. The trail rolls through the cool Ponderosa forest for a while with a few forest service road crossings. The trail is obvious at all of these crossings and should not cause any confusion.
Near mile 3 you’ll cross the main county road again and begin a slight descent. The trail then turns up for a short climb that will get your heart rate back up but is not terribly difficult. At the top of the climb, go through the cattle gate and drop into another slight descent that has a few small rocky areas. This trail is a moderate 6.4-mile trail which gains 366 feet.
Boggy Draw Loop Trail is a popular ride with beginners because it is mostly flat. The trail weaves through scattered ponderosa pine, oak brush, and an occasional meadow. Look for carsonite posts at road crossings so you don’t get off track. The Boggy Draw Trailhead also hosts three other trails that offer a wide variety of terrain and range of difficulties.
Map & Directions
Map Coordinates: 37.521289, -108.431368
Where's the Trailhead?
dIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD
From 9th Street and Main Avenue in Durango, head west on 9th Street toward Camino Del Rio. Turn left onto Camino Del Rio/ Hwy 550. Turn right onto US-160 West. Continue on 160-W for 27 miles then turn right onto CO-184 W in the town of Mancos. In 17 miles turn right onto CO-145 N toward the town of Dolores. In Dolores, turn left on N. 11th Street. Continue onto CO-Road 41/Forest Service Road 526. In 2 miles turn right onto County Road W. In 1 mile, the parking area for Boggy Draw will be on your left.
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