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High Country Trails BikingHikingTrail RunningWinter Recreation

Difficulty
,
Condition
Good

Notes: 9.14.21 Draw road now open and trail users have access to West Cross Creek/Stagecoach, Salt Creek and Blackhawk trails. Durango Trail Sawyers have cleared two downed trees on Cascade Creek and Graysil Trails.

Trail Length
65 miles
Distance from Durango
30 miles
Directions
Gain
ft
Rating
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High Country Trails

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

30 Miles

Gain
Condition

Good

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?

dIRECTIONS TO 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.

Trailwork

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Cutthroat Trail Maintenance | Saturday, September 25th

Join us for trail maintenance on Cutthroat Trail on September 25th from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Please note, registration is required to join us for Trailwork; please click below to register.

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