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Pine River Trail HikingTrail Running

Difficulty
,
Condition
Good

Notes: 9.21.21

Trail Length
23.2 miles
Distance from Durango
29 miles
Directions
Gain
3000 ft
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Pine River Trail

Hiking, Trail Running
Durango to TH

29 Miles

Gain

3000 Feet

Condition

Good

Trail Length

23.2 Miles

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

Pine River Campground and Parking Area

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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