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Sky Steps Hiking

Difficulty
Condition
Good

Notes: 10.22.21

Region
Trail Length
0.15 miles
Distance from Durango
0.4 miles
Directions
Gain
250 ft
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Sky Steps

Hiking
Durango to TH

0.4 Miles

Gain

250 Feet

Condition

Good

Region

Trail Length

0.15 Miles

Part of the Fort Lewis College trail system.


Durango’s SkySteps officially opened in June 2017, creating a town to sky connect from Durango to the Fort Lewis College campus, home of the Skyhawks.

The stairway, which extends over 500 steps and gains over 250 feet in elevation along the Nature Trail in Durango, makes for a wonderful walking route, commute to the college or training steps right in town.

In partnership with the City of Durango and Fort Lewis College, the steps were built entirely by Durango Trails volunteers and crews. Durango’s SkySteps are amongst various urban stairs that have been long recognized as fitness and tourist destinations, including the Manitou Incline near Colorado Springs, known as one of the most popular and challenging hikes in the area, and the iconic Santa Monica Stairs in Los Angeles.

Map & Directions

Map Coordinates: 37.273311, -107.872444

Where's the Trailhead?

dIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD

Parking near East 10th Street

From 9th Street and Main Avenue in Durango, head east on 9th Street toward Fort Lewis College mesa. Take a left hand turn on East 6th Avenue and find a place to park near East 6th Avenue and 10th Street. The Sky Steps begin at the Nature Trail on the corner of 6th Avenue and 10th Street.

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