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Vallecito Lake Trail System BikingHikingTrail RunningWinter Recreation

Condition
Good

Notes: 9.7.21

Trail Length
75 miles
Distance from Durango
29 miles
Directions
Gain
3000 ft
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Vallecito Lake Trail System

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

29 Miles

Gain

3000 Feet

Condition

Good

Trail Length

75 Miles


Located 18 miles from Durango, the community of Vallecito is nestled in a beautiful mountain valley 8,000 feet above sea level. The large lake is surrounded by a wonderful trail system, offering hiking, biking, camping, and water sports in the summer, and great Nordic trails in the winter.

For more information, visit the Vallecito Lake Chamber of Commerce.

Map & Directions

Map Coordinates: 37.476289, -107.549002

Where's the Trailhead?

dIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD

Vallecito Lake is located 18 miles northeast of Durango. From Durango, take Florida Road (CR 240) out of town (approximately 16 miles). At the T-intersection, take a left on CR 501 which will bring you to the lake. 

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Cutthroat Trail Maintenance | Saturday, September 25th

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