Cutthroat Trail BikingHikingTrail Running


Notes: 07.24.23 Overgrown, can find at the intersection of Relay and Cascade Divide.

Trail Length
5.5 miles
Distance from Durango
30 miles
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Cutthroat Trail

Biking, Class 1 eMTB, Hiking, Trail Running
Durango to TH

30 Miles



Trail Length

5.5 Miles

The Cutthroat Trail is a 5.5 mile trail above the East Fork of Hermosa Creek beginning at the intersection of Relay Creek and Cascade Divide Road. The trail will be built in two phases. Phase one began in 2021 when crews established the initial 3.7 mile alignment from Cascade Divide Road to Sigg Creek Campground. This section is now open. Phase two (2023) will continue from Sigg Creek to the Upper Hermosa Park Trailhead. The trail was designated in 2017 through the Hermosa Special Management Plan, which was a public planning process. Multiple Forest Service-authorized activities occur in the east fork Hermosa area, and the San Juan NF asks trail users to please leave gates closed behind them due to active grazing allotments.

This trail is open to mountain bikers, hikers, trail runners, and Class1 Pedal-Assist e-Mountain bikes (no Class2 or 3, no throttle and no motos or ATV/UTV allowed).

Forest Service map of current and future trail here

Map & Directions

Map Coordinates: 37.638584, -107.829671

Where's the Trailhead?


Cutthroat Trailhead Parking

Heading North on Main Street, continue on 550 for 32 miles to Purgatory Ski Resort. Pass through the parking areas to the north lot and follow the dirt road north (Hermosa Park Road). Continue until you reach the trailhead at the intersection of Hermosa Park Road and Relay Creek Road.


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