Italian Canyon Trail BikingHikingTrail RunningWinter Recreation

Trail Length
6.1 miles
Distance from Durango
50 miles
505 ft
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Italian Canyon Trail

Biking, Hiking, Trail Running, Winter Recreation
Durango to TH

50 Miles


505 Feet



Trail Length

6.1 Miles

Part of the Boggy Draw Trail System.

Italian Canyon Trail starts about 1/3 of the way around the Mavericks Loop Trail and goes east from there. It rolls along with a few short climbs before opening into some great views to the east and north. From here the grade is much easier and the singletrack drops through scrub oak and sage. You’ll pass a small pond as the trail climbs to the north and a great view into the canyon. From here it returns straight west to the Mavericks Trail again. This trail is a moderate 6-mile trail which gains 475 feet.

Much of this trail system was built by linking together cow paths created by the cattle that graze here every summer. Eventually, the Mavericks Trail was added along with the Bean Canyon Loop and Italian Canyon Loop.

Map & Directions

Map Coordinates: 37.48235, -108.430317

Where's the Trailhead?


Boggy Draw 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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