Kinsey Loop Biking

Trail Length
3 miles
Distance from Durango
49 miles
190 ft
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Kinsey Loop

Durango to TH

49 Miles


190 Feet



Trail Length

3 Miles

Photo Courtesy of John Geronimo

Part of the Road Apple Trails System.

This high desert area is very popular with Farmington riders, and Durango folks getting away from the snow. Kinsey rolls North along the edge of a valley passing various gas wells and associated infrastructure. The trail tread is sandy but firm and the interest comes from turns and rolling dips. There are directional signs and a mysterious trail lettering system that no one understands. The area is under heavy pressure from ATVs but the singletrack is still holding up. Coming back South, to ride Rigor Mortis.  –MtbProject 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: 36.832807, -108.126497

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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