Pine River Trail
Part of the Vallecito, Colorado area.
Pine River Trail: Easy to Moderate. The Pine River alternates between meadows and canyon, frequently flowing peacefully on the flat valley floor. The boundary of the Weminuche Wilderness is 2.7 miles up the trail, with fantastic fishing, and the turnoff to Emerald Lake is at mile 6.3 (Trail #528). The trail continues to ascend, sometimes gradually and sometimes moderately. This trail is a point-to-point and can be combined with a variety of other trails in the Vallecito, Colorado area.
Map & Directions
Map Coordinates: 37.478196, -107.448263
Where's the Trailhead?
dIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD
From 9th Street & Main Avenue in Durango, head north on Main Avenue (Highway 550). Turn right on 32nd Street (CR 251) and continue. Take another right onto CR 250, and then a left at the light onto Florida Road (CR 240). Continue on CR 240 for 11.8 miles, then turn right to stay on CR 240 for 2.8 more miles. Turn left onto CR 501, follow CR 501 16.7 miles to Pine River Campground & parking area.
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