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Skyline Trail BikingHikingTrail RunningWinter Recreation

Difficulty
Condition
Good
Region
Trail Length
3.1 miles
Distance from Durango
4 miles
Directions
Gain
1056 ft
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Skyline Trail

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

4 Miles

Gain

1056 Feet

Condition

Good

Region

Trail Length

3.1 Miles

Part of the Fort Lewis College trail system.

Skyline Trail is a great out and back trail with an option to loop into Horse Gulch trail system. You will get your switchback training in, for sure.

This trail winds its way up Raider Ridge to a viewpoint with spectacular 360-degree views of Durango, the Animas Valley, and Horse Gulch. From the viewpoint, you can follow the Sugar trail, which connects Horse Gulch Road to Skyline, or a very technical trail along the ridge on Hyper Extended Ridge and down into Horse Gulch, or backtrack the way you came and learn how to do switchbacks going downhill! To access Skyline Trail, there is a small parking area in the Skyline subdivision.

Map & Directions

Map Coordinates: 37.293752, -107.831883

Where's the Trailhead?

dIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD

Skyline Parking Area

From 9th Street and Main Avenue in Durango, head south on Main Avenue. On 6th Street (E. College Drive) turn left and follow E. College while it continues up to Fort Lewis College Mesa. At the roundabout continue straight onto College Drive/Goeglein Gulch then turn right onto Jenkins Ranch Road. Continue straight through all the roundabouts to the end of the road and find a parking area for the Skyline trail to your right.

Trailwork

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*TENTATIVE* Trail Construction: September 5

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