Old Car Loop BikingHikingTrail Running

Trail Length
3.5 miles
Distance from Durango
5 miles
700 ft
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Old Car Loop

Biking, Hiking, Trail Running
Durango to TH

5 Miles


700 Feet




Trail Length

3.5 Miles

Part of the Grandview Ridge Trail System.

Old Car Loop is a difficult trail accessed from the furthest end of Sidewinder Trail and is open to all non-motorized use.

Old Car Loop is a 3.5-mile trail segment that climbs steadily up to the top of the ridge into Horse Gulch. This trail is an option for extending trail mileage on often less-crowded, difficult trails in Grandview Ridge and Horse Gulch trail systems.

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: 37.268008, -107.826526

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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