- North of Durango
- 12 mile roundtrip
- 6 to 7 hours
- Trailhead Elevation:
- 10200 feet
- Elevation Change:
- -2800 feet
- Summer - Fall
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- New Mexico
Dropping 2,800 feet from Junction Creek Road with very little uphill in between, this trail is all downhill! Basically it runs next to the creek, so there is ample water—although it should always be filtered, to avoid Giardia. Fishing is also a possibility. There are several camp spots along the way, especially near the bottom of the trail. There are bears in this area, so caution should be used. There is no bridge crossing Hermosa Creek.
Clear Creek and Hermosa Creek are rated fair for cutthroat and rainbow.
Map + Directions
1)Heading north on Main Street in Durango, turn left (west) on 25 th street until it turns into Junction Creek Road (FDR #171). Follow this road for approximately 22 miles. Trailhead is on the north side of the road.
2)Up Hermosa Creek Trail about 5 miles.