Log Chutes 3 BikingHikingTrail RunningWinter Recreation


Notes: Strike Team cleared all downed trees 4.24

Trail Length
3.8 miles
Distance from Durango
6 miles
993 ft
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Log Chutes 3

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

6 Miles


993 Feet



Trail Length

3.8 Miles

Part of the Log Chutes trails system.

Log Chutes 3 is a difficult, 3.75-mile trail accessed from Log Chutes 2. Log Chutes 3 is the top-most loop in the Log Chutes trail system and crosses Junction Creek Road, so be aware of oncoming-traffic. Log Chutes is a multi-use trail located just above the Colorado Trail Trailhead at Junction Creek in Durango. Log Chutes trails cross Junction Creek road as we move from Log Chutes 1 to the Westview loop on the road so watch for cars.

Map & Directions

Map Coordinates: 37.354876, -107.907788

Where's the Trailhead?


Parking at Log Chutes/Junction Creek Upper Trailhead

From 9th Street and Main Avenue in Durango, head west on 9th Street toward Camino Del Rio. Turn right onto Camino Del Rio (Highway 550/ N. Main Avenue) Continue on North Main Avenue/Camino Del Rio; take a left onto West. 25th Street. West 25th Street turns slightly right and becomes Junction Creek Road. At a three-way intersection, stay left on Junction Creek Road, and continue right, past the dirt parking area for the Lower Colorado Trail. The road becomes dirt here. After 1 mile on this road you will see a second dirt parking area for Log Chutes.


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Thursday, September 12 Trailwork

Join us for a weekday trailwork party at [location TBD]. Thank you for volunteering with Trails 2000 at our trailwork party on Thursday, September 12  from 4:30 to 7:30pm!


Trip Reports and Recent Photos

Log Chutes 3

Submitted by: Anonymous

Date Visited:


Trail Condition:



Trail in good shape. Two downed aspen trees in the old grove approx. 1/4 mile from end of trail as you approach the road. Upper Log Chute trail holding.

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