The Lake Trails BikingHikingTrail Running


Notes: 9.18.20

Trail Length
Distance from Durango
29 miles
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The Lake Trails

Biking, Hiking, Trail Running
Durango to TH

29 Miles



Trail Length

Part of the Vallecito, Colorado area.

The Lake Trails: Easy. Most portions of this trail skirt the edge of Vallecito Lake. Look for Walk Path signs as you drive around the Lake to access. There are benches and picnic tables along the way and plenty of fine fishing spots. There is a “Flowers from the Lake trails” brochure available at many local businesses to help you identify the wildflowers. For more information see the Vallecito Lake Map.

Map & Directions

Map Coordinates: 37.419118, -107.553277

Where's the Trailhead?


Parking Near Jack Creek (County Road 501A)

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, and continue around Vallecito Reservoir until you see a desired starting point or sign for the Walk Path around the lake. From CR 501, you can take a right onto CR 501A to a small parking area at the nearest side of the lake, near Jack Creek which also provides access to other Vallecito area trails.


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Celebrate the Launch of Trail Crew Brew!

Celebrate the launch of Trail Crew Brew at our Spring Fundraiser and 2020 30th Anniversary Celebration Re-Do! Ride-thru, walk-thru or drive-thru to meet the crew, join or renew, and enjoy a Trail Crew Brew!



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