High Country Trails
Trails in this system
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.
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