Perins Peak Trail HikingTrail Running


Notes: Seasonal Wildlife closures in effect December 1 through July 31.

Trail Length
6.7 miles
Distance from Durango
3 miles
1750 ft
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Perins Peak Trail

Hiking, Trail Running
Durango to TH

3 Miles


1750 Feet




Trail Length

6.7 Miles

Perins Peak Trail is a rather lengthy and difficult hike, but it is also one of the most rewarding day hikes Durango has to offer. The almost 7-mile roundtrip hike around Perins Peak begins at many locations but two recommendable options are taking the same route for Hogsback Trail in Overend Mountain Park, but following the trail markers for Perins Peak, or alternatively, starting where Rockridge Dr. and Tanglewood Dr. intersect and taking the back way up the mountain.

Either way, there isn’t much heavy foot traffic on the way up to Perins Peak, which creates a wonderful sense of calm and immersion in nature. The overhang, which is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Durango due to its sheer, dropping cliffside and jutting ledge, provides the perfect setting for incredible pictures and a place to relax while you enjoy the view of town.

Map & Directions

Map Coordinates: 37.295171, -107.920455

Where's the Trailhead?


Perins Vista Drive (Rockridge)

From downtown Durango, take Main Avenue north to 25th Street, turn left and head west. Turn left onto Clovis Drive and head up the hill to the Rockridge subdivision. Turn right on Tanglewood Drive, and at the end of the street you’ll see a parking lot for Perins Peak trail.


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