McPhee Overlook Trail BikingHikingTrail RunningWinter Recreation

Trail Length
8.8 miles
Distance from Durango
50 miles
880 ft
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McPhee Overlook Trail

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

50 Miles


880 Feet



Trail Length

8.8 Miles

Part of the Boggy Draw Trail System.

McPhee Overlook is a moderate 8.8-mile trail on the western side of the Boggy Draw trail system. This trail is point-to-point and is accessed from the southern end of Dolores, across from Joe Rowell Park; the northern end of the trail meets with Bean Canyon Loop.

McPhee Overlook trail parallels the edge of McPhee Reservoir and offers scenic views of the reservoir and surrounding area.

Much of the Boggy Draw trail system 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.

Map & Directions

Map Coordinates: 37.504169, -108.53694

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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