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Goulding Creek Trail BikingHikingTrail Running

Difficulty
,
Condition
Good

Notes: 9.14.21 Hotel Draw road now open and riders have access to West Cross/Stagecoach and Blackhawk trails.

Trail Length
3 miles
Distance from Durango
35 miles
Directions
Gain
2300 ft
Rating
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Goulding Creek Trail

Biking, Hiking, Trail Running
Durango to TH

35 Miles

Gain

2300 Feet

Condition

Good

Trail Length

3 Miles

Part of the Hermosa Creek Trail System.

Goulding Creek Trail is especially nice in September and early October when the aspen groves are shimmering gold. It’s a moderately difficult, 6-mile round-trip hike that climbs above Hermosa Cliffs near Tamarron Resort. Three miles up the trail is a spot that offers a view into the secluded Hermosa Creek Roadless Area, one of the best elk summering grounds in Southwest Colorado.

Map & Directions

Map Coordinates: 37.51136, -107.831583

Where's the Trailhead?

dIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD

Southern Hermosa Creek Access

Northern Hermosa Creek Access

To access Hermosa Creek Southern parking area: From Durango, take highway 550 North from Town and turn left at Hermosa Park Road. Cross the railroad tracks and follow up the road to the southern Hermosa Creek Trailhead located about 4 miles up Lower Hermosa Road which starts near the railroad track crossing in the small town of Hermosa north of Durango. Find the trail heading north near the junction of several dirt roads near the parking area.

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Cutthroat Trail Maintenance | Saturday, September 25th

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