Church Camp Loop BikingHikingTrail Running

Trail Length
1.4 miles
Distance from Durango
6.5 miles
340 ft
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Church Camp Loop

Biking, Hiking, Trail Running
Durango to TH

6.5 Miles


340 Feet




Trail Length

1.4 Miles

Part of the Church Camp Trail System.

Church Camp Loop is a popular trail route in the Church Camp/Falls Creek area. The loop begins at the main parking area (marked by a large boulder) and continues through the meadow.

At an intersection near the far end of the meadow, turn right up to the top of the hill, which continues to climb up to the north along the ridge. Church Camp then descends to an elusive waterfall on an old dirt road. From here, the loop continues back along the other edge of the meadow and back to the parking area.

Church Camp trails are within the mid-country trails area approximately 10-15 minutes from downtown Durango. This is a popular area for hikers, bikers and runners to adventure with dogs.

Map & Directions

Map Coordinates: 37.392647, -107.85922

Where's the Trailhead?


Parking at Church Camp Meadow/Falls Creek

From 9th Street and Main Avenue in Durango, head west on 9th Street toward Main Avenue and turn left onto North Main Avenue. Turn left onto South 25th Street and follow the road as it becomes Junction Creek Road. At a three-way intersection turn right onto CR 205 towards Turtle Lake and Falls Creek. After 2.5 miles there is a gravel parking area marked with a large boulder; this is the main parking area for Church Camp trails.


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