Indian Trail Ridge BikingHikingTrail RunningWinter Recreation


Notes: Trail Reporter Baker says all good: Kennebec pass open to top. Kennebec pass to Taylor Lake good with a few snow patch.

Trail Length
12.5 miles
Distance from Durango
26 miles
2620 ft
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Indian Trail Ridge

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

26 Miles


2620 Feet




Trail Length

12.5 Miles

Part of the Colorado Trail (High Country) system.

Indian Trail Ridge links the San Juan Mountains with the La Plata Mountain Range via the Colorado Trail. The trail can be completed as an out-and-back from Kennebec Pass TH to the Grindstone Trail, or you can finish with an optional loop through the Boulder Ridge Playground at the southern end of ridge. Views and vistas are beautiful and numerous on this high country trail! -Description courtesy of Earthline: the American West.

Map & Directions

Map Coordinates: 37.451774, -108.011482

Where's the Trailhead?


Kennebec Trailhead

FromDurango, travel 11 miles west on US Hwy 160 to Hesperus. Turn right on La Plata Canyon Road, CR 124. After passing the hamlet of Mayday, the road turns to smooth dirt at 4.6 miles. At 8.5 miles, the roadbed deteriorates with sharp, sizable rocks. At 12.1 miles the road splits; take the left track, FS 571. High clearance, 4WD is recommended from here. It is 14.2 total miles to the Kennebec Pass TH from US 160.


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