Colorado Map

Request Free Visitor Guides

Cascade Creek Trail

Basics
Location:
North of Durango
Length:
12 mile roundtrip
Difficulty:
Difficult
Time:
7 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
9200 feet
Elevation Change:
-2000 feet
Season:
Spring, Summer, Fall

Description

There are two trails, on either side of the creek. The trail on the east is a stock driveway that is steep and muddy in spots. The trail on the west is more pleasant; it stays closer to the stream and is moderate hiking. Directly across the creek is the end of the Cascade Trail, where the west-side trail ends (or turns into Graysill Trail). It is best to cross the creek up a little ways. To the east is Graysill Trail, which continues on until it ties into the Rico-Silverton Trail. There are several beautiful views and waterfalls. Plenty of water is available, but purification is recommended to avoid Giardia.

Small brook and rainbow trout are found in the upper portion of Cascade Creek. Larger fish are found below the confluence of Cascade and Lime Creeks.

Details

Location:
North of Durango
Length:
12 mile roundtrip
Difficulty:
Difficult
Time:
7 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
9200
Elevation Change:
-2000
Season:
Spring, Summer, Fall
Useful Map(s):
USGS Quad: Engineer Mountain

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

30 miles north of Durango on U.S. 550, turn west on the Cascade dirt road (frontage access sign). This road eventually turns into 4WD, but there is a little cul-de-sac area just past the flume where there is some parking. From here follow the dirt road approximately ¾ mile to a red gate before a cabin on the right. Open the gate and follow the road until it turns to the trail.


Copyright © 1997 - 2017 The Go Travel Sites. All Rights Reserved.

Email Page Link

Complete the form below to email this page to a friend or family member's email. You can send yourself an email as well. Your email and your recipient's email will NOT be shared with anyone. See our full Privacy Policy for details.
:
:
:
 
 
 
:
Copy Yourself on the Email Yes No
:
:

1

Select one or more Free Visitor Guides below

2

Complete the form to receive your guides by mail

Below are the Free Visitor Guides for Durango. More Visitor Guides are available in Colorado. Click here to view them all!

Mesa Verde Country Mesa Verde Country Mesa Verde Country
SouthwestSouthwest Colorado's towns of Cortez, Dolores, Mancos and Towaoc embrace the archaeological center of America, anchored by world-renowned Mesa Verde National Park.
Request this Free Visitor GuideRequested! You're all set! Request a few more Visitor Guides, or complete the form below to receive your guides by mail.
Ouray Ouray Ouray
SouthwestOuray has been a special destination of world travelers for more than 100 years. This small intimate community is nestled in some of the most rugged and towering peaks of the Rockies. Set at the narrow head of a valley at 7,792 feet and surrounded on three sides with 13,000 foot snowcapped peaks - Ouray has been eloquently nicknamed the "Switzerland of America."
Request this Free Visitor GuideRequested! You're all set! Request a few more Visitor Guides, or complete the form below to receive your guides by mail.
Farmington Farmington Farmington
Northwestern New Mexico is known by many as a magical place. Four Corners and the local Aztec Ruins are considered sacred ground for some and are fascinating to visit.
Request this Free Visitor GuideRequested! You're all set! Request a few more Visitor Guides, or complete the form below to receive your guides by mail.