Hood Mesa Trail Biking

Trail Length
3.9 miles
Distance from Durango
49 miles
285 ft
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Hood Mesa Trail

Durango to TH

49 Miles


285 Feet



Trail Length

3.9 Miles

Photo Courtesy of John Geronimo

Part of the Road Apple Trails System.

This trail is more of a doubletrack road leading from the edge of Pinion Blvd up to the Road Apple Trails. Overall, a good road, not too busy, with a steady climb. Hood Mesa Trail is the southernmost trail within the Road Apple Trails system.

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: 36.799121, -108.156258

Where's the Trailhead?


Road Apple Trails Parking Area

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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