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Cascade Creek Trail BikingHikingTrail Running

Difficulty
Condition
Good

Notes: 6.25.20

Region
Trail Length
8.1 miles
Distance from Durango
29 miles
Directions
Gain
835 ft
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Cascade Creek Trail

Biking, Hiking, Trail Running
Durango to TH

29 Miles

Gain

835 Feet

Condition

Good

Region

Trail Length

8.1 Miles

Photo Courtesy of Missy Thompson

Part of the High Country trail system.

Cascade Creek Trail is an 8-mile moderately difficult hike or bike ride between Durango and Silverton. Cascade Creek follows along the western base of the mountain and often sees less traffic than other popular high-country trails in the area.

Depending on conditions, Cascade Creek Trail goes on both the east and west sides of the creek and continues for a few miles to spectacular waterfalls and a footbridge over Engine Creek. Engineer Mountain Trail takes off from the same parking area. This provides southern access to Graysill Trail, Engine Creek Trail, and the Rico-Silverton/Colorado Trail (at high country).

Map & Directions

Map Coordinates: 37.678997, -107.829463

Where's the Trailhead?

dIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD

Cascade Creek Parking Area

From 9th Street and Main Avenue in Durango, head west on 9th Street toward Camino Del Rio (Highway 550). Turn right onto Camino Del Rio (HWY 550) and continue north on Hwy 550 past Purgatory Resort toward Silverton. 28.5 miles from Durango, there is a hairpin turn to the right at Cascade Creek. Turn left across the road at this turn onto Forest Service Road 783. Follow this road for approximately 3/4 mile to a small parking area on the left. From here, the trail continues on the road over the bridge and quickly becomes singletrack. Make sure you have plenty of water, warm layers, and rain gear.

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