Crites Connect Trail BikingHikingTrail RunningWinter Recreation


Notes: 06.30.22

Trail Length
1.5 miles
Distance from Durango
5 miles
580 ft
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Crites Connect Trail

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

5 Miles


580 Feet




Trail Length

1.5 Miles

Part of the Grandview Ridge Trails system.

Crites Connect Trail is a difficult 1.5-mile trail that is open to all non-motorized use. Crites Connect connects the top of Telegraph Trail to Carbon Junction and is a popular bike ride extension for Grandview Ridge Trails and Horse Gulch trails.

The trail system next to the Horse Gulch/Telegraph network (and connecting to it) is called the Grandview Ridge Trails and includes several very fun local trails. The trails are designed as ‘swoopy,’ intermediate style multi-use and multi-direction trails for mountain biking, hiking, trail running.

Map & Directions

Map Coordinates: 37.253526, -107.848106

Where's the Trailhead?


Parking at Carbon Junction

From 9th Street and Main Avenue in Durango, head west on 9th Street toward Camino Del Rio. Take a left onto Camino Del Rio (Highway 550) then veer left onto Highway 160 East. Turn left onto Dominguez Drive toward the Exxon, then take a right onto Carbon Junction. Continue on Carbon Junction (Frontage Road) as it turns to dirt and heads slightly uphill. Here, there is a parking area for Grandview Ridge Trails.


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