Road Apple East Trail BikingHikingTrail Running

Trail Length
4.5 miles
Distance from Durango
49 miles
265 ft
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Road Apple East Trail

Biking, Hiking, Trail Running
Durango to TH

49 Miles


265 Feet



Trail Length

4.5 Miles

Photo Courtesy of John Geronimo

Part of the Road Apple Trails System.

The east section of the Road Apple Rally Trail, from the Foothills parking area to the Aztec Hwy 574 is known as the Road Apple East Trail. Overall, this trail is a climb heading north with lots of whoops and some sandy sections. Continue west on the highway to reach the west section that heads back to town. Road Apple East Trail is 4.5-miles from point to point and gains approximately 265 feet to where it meets the Foothills Loop. –MtnbProject Description.
Road Apple Trail is a 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: 36.862111, -108.111503

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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National Trails Day | Durango Trailwork at Dry Fork Trail

Celebrate National Trails Day by joining us for trailwork at Dry Fork Trail on June 3rd from 9am to 1pm. Lunch will be provided at the trailhead afterwards. Please note, registration is required to join us for trailwork; please click below to register.


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