Foothills Loop Biking

Trail Length
9 miles
Distance from Durango
49 miles
460 ft
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Foothills Loop

Durango to TH

49 Miles


460 Feet



Trail Length

9 Miles

Photo Courtesy of John Geronimo

Part of the Road Apple Trails System.

The Foothills Loop will take you along the ridgeline and then on a fun 2-mile downhill section. This is followed by a moderate climb back to the ridge where you meet fast-paced singletrack to the parking lot.

Ride north along the ridge along the Road Apple Rally on Kinsey, which is a slightly uphill but fast trail. Make a right off the ridge onto the Seven Sisters and enjoy the fast downhill sections with whoops and small jumps. From Seven Sisters, you’ll then climb up the Bong Rock Trail back to the ridge and finish with Rigor Mortis. Rigor Mortis is a fast and slightly downhill, tight singletrack that leads back to the parking lot. –MtnbProject Description.

Road Apple Trail is rolling singletrack, which starts on top of Kinsey Ridge. To the southeast, you can see the Navajo Reservoir and beyond, while to the north, you have an amazing view of the La Plata Peaks. This trail is so good, Ned Overend says it is his favorite trail!

Map & Directions

Map Coordinates: 36.797189, -108.152161

Where's the Trailhead?


From 9th Street and Main Avenue in Durango, head west on 9th Street toward Camino Del Rio. Turn right to stay on Highway 550 and continue for 31 miles and continue onto NE Aztec Blvd. Continue onto NM-516. Turn right onto Pinion Hills Blvd. Turn right onto College Blvd. Turn right once more onto Hood Mesa Trail and a parking area will be to your left.


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