Whitehead Trail HikingTrail Running

Trail Length
8.7 miles
Distance from Durango
57 miles
1950 ft
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Whitehead Trail

Hiking, Trail Running
Durango to TH

57 Miles


1950 Feet



Trail Length

8.7 Miles

Part of High Country trails.

White Creek Trail is a difficult and scenic high country trail near Cunningham Gulch and Highland Mary Lakes trails. This trail has abundant wildflowers in July and August and water is abundant. This trail can be accessed from Highland Mary Lakes Trail and passes by Verde Lake and Lost Lake. White Creek Trail is approximately 8.7 miles in length and gains 1,950 feet.

Map & Directions

Map Coordinates: 37.74271, -107.596493

Where's the Trailhead?


Cunningham Gulch / Highland Mary Lakes 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. Continue through Silverton to CR 2 and follow to CR 4. The Cunningham Gulch road starts in Howardsville. Turn east on County Road 4 and follow the signs to the Old Hundred Mine tour by bearing left on County Road 4-A at its junction with County Road 4.


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National Trails Day | Durango Trailwork at Dry Fork Trail

Celebrate National Trails Day by joining us for trailwork at Dry Fork Trail on June 3rd from 9am to 1pm. Lunch will be provided at the trailhead afterwards. Please note, registration is required to join us for trailwork; please click below to register.


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