Rigor Mortis Trail Biking

Trail Length
3 miles
Distance from Durango
49 miles
155 ft
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Rigor Mortis Trail

Durango to TH

49 Miles


155 Feet



Trail Length

3 Miles

Photo Courtesy of John Geronimo

Part of the Road Apple Trails System.

Rigor Mortis parallels Kinsey trail and in some places, the two are only a few feet apart. Rigor is slightly more difficult because it crosses the arroyos a bit further downhill where they are deeper and more gravelly. 

To reach the trailhead, take Foothills Drive north until it intersects Colibri Place. Parking is prohibited in this area on school days from 7 am to 5 pm. Additional parking can be found where there are no signs, including along Colibri Place to the west. –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: 36.847208, -108.128188

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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