Hotel Draw Road
Part of the Hermosa Creek Trails system.
Hotel Draw Road can be accessed from Hermosa Park Road on the backside of Purgatory Resort. Hotel Draw Road connects into the Colorado Trail (at high country) where the trail crosses the road several times along the Great Divide.
Hotel Draw/Corral Creek/Hermosa Creek Loop: To access Hotel Draw / Colorado Trail / Corral Draw / Hermosa Creek Loop from the parking area, backtrack out to Hermosa Park Road and turn left. Ride on Hermosa Park Road for about 2-3 miles before turning left onto Hotel Draw at the junction with Bolam Pass Road.
Climb just over 4 miles until the road levels out and look for a gate and small parking turnout on your right. Join the Colorado Trail here by turning left onto the trail. Follow the Colorado Trail about 3 miles of rolling and climbing terrain. The Colorado Trail crosses dirt roads several times in this 3 miles, but just keep an eye out for the Colorado Trail insignia.
At a nice overlook point on the Colorado Trail a very obvious sign for Corral Draw Trail will point you downhill and to the left. Take this left and ride/hike mostly downhill for about 5 miles of very narrow singletrack. Nearing the end the trail takes an abrupt left turn out onto a very exposed cliff overlooking Hermosa Creek. Use caution as you descend this final section and connect with Hermosa Creek Trail.
Turn left and head uphill on Hermosa Creek Trail. After about 2-3 miles you will reach the northern trailhead and the start of your route. Ride length about 12-14 miles.
Map & Directions
Map Coordinates: 37.651355, -107.935481
Where's the Trailhead?
dIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD
To access Hermosa Creek Northern parking area: From Durango, take highway 550 North from Town and turn left at Purgatory Resort. From Purgatory you can choose to park and ride up the road or shuttle to the top parking lot at Hermosa. Hermosa Park Road To access Hermosa Creek Trail Out & Back: Take 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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