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Dry Fork Trail BikingHikingTrail RunningWinter Recreation

Difficulty
Condition
Good

Notes: Blow down cleared by saw team

Region
Trail Length
3.9 miles
Distance from Durango
9 miles
Directions
Gain
1330 ft
Rating
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Dry Fork Trail

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

9 Miles

Gain

1330 Feet

Condition

Good

Region

Trail Length

3.9 Miles

Part of the Lower Colorado Trail system.

Popular among mountain bikers, trail runners, hikers and horseback riders, Dry Fork Loop is a popular singletrack trail that starts at the cattle guard on the west side of the Junction Creek Trailhead parking area. Climb about 1 mile to a split and turn left. The next 3-4 miles is a pleasant climb through pine, scrub oak and eventually, stands of aspen.

At the top of the climb turn right onto the Colorado Trail and climb a bit more. This 3-4 mile section is rolling, then mostly downhill until it reaches the junction with Hofheins Connection. Take a right on Hoffheins and mostly descend for several miles until a creek crossing and a short climb. You will soon come upon your first trail junction; take a left here and descend back down to the parking area and the start of the route.

Map & Directions

Map Coordinates: 37.34691, -107.937977

Where's the Trailhead?

dIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD

Dry Fork Parking

From downtown Durango, take US Hwy 160 west. Turn right on Lightner Creek Road (CR 207) and follow State Wildlife area (CR 208). Take one more right at the split toward Silver Mountain Ranch and a final left at the split away from Silver Mountain Ranch. This parking area is the start of the Dry Fork Loop.

Trailwork

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*TENTATIVE* Trail Construction: June 6th

Due to the ongoing nature of COVID-19, our trailwork kickoff has currently been postponed. While we hope we will be able to meet for our First Saturdays Trailwork in June, we are closely monitoring developments, and dates and times may change as a result. Please continue to check in here and on our social media for updated trailwork days!

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