Twin Buttes Trail BikingHikingTrail RunningWinter Recreation


Notes: 9.18.20

Trail Length
1.9 miles
Distance from Durango
2.5 miles
650 ft
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Twin Buttes Trail

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

2.5 Miles


650 Feet




Trail Length

1.9 Miles

Part of the Twin Buttes trail system.

Twin Buttes Trail is a popular, difficult route in the Twin Buttes trail system. This trail starts out with a steep, switchbacked climb out of the parking area, crosses an old road then climbs again through pinion and juniper. Twin Buttes Trail connects to the old railroad grade at a junction with Mid Traverse Trail.

Twin Buttes Trail System has moderate steady climbs, tight banked turns and classic single track. While a popular mountain bike location, it is also a multi-use trail. It is located off Hwy 160 in Durango. There is a dirt parking lot near a gas station on the North side of the road. The main (East) trailhead is here and the second access trail is on Lightner Creek Road (CR 207) which will lead you east towards the main entry.

Map & Directions

Map Coordinates: 37.272658, -107.914646

Where's the Trailhead?


Trail Parking Lot (near Giant gas station)

From Durango, go west on Highway 160. At 0.4 miles past Wildcat Canyon Road, you’ll see a dirt parking lot near the Giant gas station on the North side of the road. Turn right into the trailhead parking lot. You can also continue on Hwy 160 to the second access trail which is on Lightner Creek Road (CR 207).


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