Water Tank Road BikingHikingTrail RunningWinter Recreation

Trail Length
0.9 miles
Distance from Durango
7 miles
300 ft
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Water Tank Road

Biking, Hiking, Trail Running, Winter Recreation
Durango to TH

7 Miles


300 Feet




Trail Length

0.9 Miles

Part of the Three Springs trails system.

Water Tank Road provides a connection from the Mercy Medical Center area (Mercy Loop trail) to the Grandview Ridge Trails system.

Water Tank Road climbs steadily for nearly a mile and gains 300 feet to where it meets the Three Springs Connector Loop trail and later, the Grandview Ridge Road. These series of trails behind Mercy Medical Center offer easy trails for all levels of biking and hiking and connect into Horse Gulch and Grandview Ridge trail systems to increase the mileage of hikes and bike rides. The other end of Three Springs offers access to the newly-opened Spur Line Trails.

The sustainable design of the Spur Line trails is intended for introductory mountain bikers of all ages. Durango Trails will continue trailwork in Three Springs, including the addition of a Northern trail that will connect to Cowboy, Sidewinder and Horse Gulch.

Check out the Pre-Flight Pump Track Skills Checklist video from Rocky Knob Mountain Bike Park in Boone, NC to have sure you are prepared before heading out.

Map & Directions

Map Coordinates: 37.242851, -107.827736

Where's the Trailhead?


Parking at Mercy Regional Medical Center

From 9th Street and Main Avenue in Durango, head west on 9th Street toward Camino del Rio. Turn left onto Camino del Rio (Highway 550) and continue left to take US Highway 160 East and turn left onto Three Springs Blvd at the stoplight toward Mercy Hospital. At the first roundabout, go straight towards Mercy Medical Center and find a place to park in hospital’s guest parking areas.


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Thursday, September 12 Trailwork

Join us for a weekday trailwork party at [location TBD]. Thank you for volunteering with Trails 2000 at our trailwork party on Thursday, September 12  from 4:30 to 7:30pm!


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