High Country Trails BikingHikingTrail RunningWinter Recreation


Notes: 03.29.23 More snow accumulation from recent storm. Be sure to check CAIC for avy conditions.

Trail Length
65 miles
Distance from Durango
30 miles
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High Country Trails

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

30 Miles



Trail Length

65 Miles

Durango has hundreds of miles of high country trails just out of town. These trails offer scenic hiking, mountain biking, trail running and horseback riding routes. The high country also offers a variety of moderate to expert-level backpacking and bikepacking loops.

Some of the most popular high country trails include: the Colorado Trail, Engineer Mountain Trail, Purgatory Flow Trails, Spud Lake and other trails between Durango and Silverton, Colorado.

Map & Directions

Map Coordinates: 37.631120, -107.813712

Where's the Trailhead?


To main trailhead:

Many of the high country trails have proximate parking areas and access points; however, Purgatory Resort acts as a “hub” for high country adventure. From Durango heading north on Highway 550, take a left into Purgatory Resort (Purgatory Blvd) and park in one of the many parking areas at the resort. Purgatory resort offers dozens of miles of lift-access trails on the mountain including the renown 1993 World’s Cup Course.


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