Roaring Fork Trail BikingHiking


Notes: 11.22.22 Roaring Fork Road in poor conditions due to recent storms.

Trail Length
8.4 miles
Distance from Durango
75 miles
2834 ft
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Roaring Fork Trail

Biking, Hiking
Durango to TH

75 Miles


2834 Feet



Trail Length

8.4 Miles

This 16.8 mile out and back trail leads to stunning views of the Hermosa Creek Wilderness. You may not see anyone else while on your adventure, but please still anticipate dogs off leash.

Roaring Fork Road (FR 435) runs from Highway 145 to the intersection of the divide road (FR 564). Scotch Creek to Highway 145 connects Rico to Durango and trails in between, as well as Purgatory Ski Area to the north.

Map & Directions

Map Coordinates: 37.59749, -108.11008

Where's the Trailhead?


Roaring Fork Road Parking

Heading South on Main Street, go west (right) on US 160 for 27.2 miles, then turn right on CO 184 for Dolores. Follow for 17.4 miles, then at the T take a right onto CO 145. Follow for 29.4 miles and take a right onto Rd 345 where you will see the parking area a short ways up the road.


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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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