Graysill Trail BikingHikingTrail Running

Trail Length
2.4 miles
Distance from Durango
29 miles
1768 ft
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Graysill Trail

Biking, Hiking, Trail Running
Durango to TH

29 Miles


1768 Feet



Trail Length

2.4 Miles

Part of the High Country trails system.

Graysill Trail is a nice, once forgotten trail that has been adopted by a local from Silverton. It’s a great way to change up hiking on the Colorado Trail. Graysill Trail spurs from the Colorado Trail (at high country) to Cascade Creek Trail. This trail is 3-miles in length and gains/ascends (depending on your direction) approximately 1,770 feet. Make sure you know where the trail intersection is, the start of the trail is somewhat vague and the sign is very small and easy to miss. You’ll cross a road and continue on singletrack.

Map & Directions

Map Coordinates: 37.714007, -107.855916

Where's the 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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