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Hermosa Creek Trail

Basics
Location:
North of Durango
Setting:
Mountainous
Length:
20 miles oneway
Difficulty:
Intermediate,
Difficult
Time:
8 to 10 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
7700 feet
Elevation Change:
2300 feet
Season:
Spring, Summer, Fall

Description

A multiple-use trail. Expect varying types of use, from hiker to horse, bicycle to motorcycle. Popular trail, especially the lower end due to its proximity to Durango. The upper section of the trail follows Hermosa Creek. Fishing is good to fair the entire length. The entire Hermosa Creek area is grazed by cattle. Beaver are prevalent in some streams. Drinking water should be treated accordingly. Bridges across crossings.

Rated fair for brook and rainbow trout.

Details

Location:
North of Durango
Setting:
Mountainous
Length:
20 miles oneway
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Difficult
Time:
8 to 10 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
7700
Elevation Change:
2300
Season:
Spring, Summer, Fall
Useful Map(s):
USGS Quads: Hermosa Peak, Elk Creek, Monument Hill

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

1)Lower Hermosa Road. Ten miles north of Durango on U.S. Highway 550. Look for Forest access marking turnoff west to Forest road, Follow 3.8 miles to end of road.

2)Follow U.S. Hwy. 550 north from Durango to Hermosa Park Road at Durango Mountain Resort turnoff, 27 miles. Follow Forest Road #578 (Hermosa Park Road) to trailhead at junction of last and north forks of Hermosa Creek, 9.5 miles from U. S. Hwy. 550.


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