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High Point BikingHikingTrail Running

Difficulty
Condition
Good

Notes: 7.21.21 Less than a dozen trees down from Kennebec Pass to Town. Few snowy, wet spot from Kennebec Pass to Champion Venture.

Trail Length
7 miles
Distance from Durango
5 miles
Directions
Gain
1500 ft
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High Point

Biking, Hiking, Trail Running
Durango to TH

5 Miles

Gain

1500 Feet

Condition

Good

Trail Length

7 Miles

High Point on the Colorado Trail

The High Point on the Colorado Trail is 10 miles from the Colorado Trail trailhead, it doesn’t not have a sign but is a local’s favorite hang out. THere’s a log where many stop for a snack and a view before either making their way all the way up to Junction Creek Road (Champion Venture), the top of Segment 28 or turn around and head back down to the lower Colorado Trailhead. 

The lower Colorado Trail is quite busy, we recommend mountain bikers exit the CT at the upper CT parking lot, located approximately one mile from the main trailhead. Many dogs are off leash. 

Directions to lower Junction Creek Colorado Trail Trailhead

From downtown Durango, drive north on Main Ave. (US-550) and turn left on 25th St. This turns into Junction Creek Road/County Road 204. In 2.9 miles, the road forks. Stay left. In half a mile, you’ll see the Junction Creek Trailhead and carpark on your left.

To mountain bike to High Point

Start at the lower Colorado Trail trailhead at Junction Creek. Head up the CT to Gudy’s Rest, continue on the trail until you come to a trailhead sign that reads Colorado Trail Durango/Denver and another sign that reads Hofheins.  

(To avoid the steepest part of the climb to High Point, detour down Hofheins, and then climb up Dry Fork to rejoin the Colorado Trail). 

Total out and back is 28 miles. The detour adds about 2 additional miles.

Annual ride from Champion Venture to Town on the 4th of July, with a lunch stop at High Point

Start at Dry Fork parking lot

Travel to Dry Fork Loop Trailhead

Start measuring from the US 550/160 intersection in Durango. Travel 3.3 miles on US 160 West and turn right on Lightner Creek Road, La Plata County Road 207. At 4.3 miles, turn right onto Dry Fork Road, CR 208, a graded dirt road suitable for all vehicles. Take the right fork at 6.3 miles. At 7.1 miles, a sign for Hofheins Connection Trail directs left into a large dirt lot.

Distance and Elevation

Dry Fork Loop is 9.1 miles, 1,500 feet of elevation gain; High Point spur adds 7.0 miles round trip

Map & Directions

Map Coordinates: 37.352039, -107.92899

Where's the Trailhead?

dIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD

Lower Junction Creek Colorado Trail Trailhead

From downtown Durango, drive north on Main Ave. (US-550) and turn left on 25th St. This turns into Junction Creek Road/County Road 204. In 2.9 miles, the road forks. Stay left. In half a mile, you’ll see the Junction Creek Trailhead and carpark on your left.

Travel to Dry Fork Loop Trailhead

Start measuring from the US 550/160 intersection in Durango. Travel 3.3 miles on US 160 West and turn right on Lightner Creek Road, La Plata County Road 207. At 4.3 miles, turn right onto Dry Fork Road, CR 208, a graded dirt road suitable for all vehicles. Take the right fork at 6.3 miles. At 7.1 miles, a sign for Hofheins Connection Trail directs left into a large dirt lot.

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Trip Reports and Recent Photos

High Point

Submitted by: Patti Rosenthal

Date Visited:

5/16/21

Trail Condition:

Good

Comments:

Ride up to High Point dry all the way except for 2 puddles.  The Lupine, Larkspur & Buttercups blooming on Dry Fork.  On your up your up to High Point notice all the downed tree our sawyers have cleared – thank you Durango Trail Crew!

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