North of Durango, the Hermosa Creek Trail is one of the most popular trails in southwest Colorado. The 18.7 mile Hermosa Creek Trail starts west of Durango Mountain Resort and heads south to Hermosa Campground. However, only the first six miles of double track along the creek are open to ATV riding.
To reach the upper trailhead for the Hermosa Creek Trail from Durango, follow US550 north for 28 miles to Durango Mountain Resort. Turn west onto Hermosa Park Road (FS578) for 8 miles. The trail starts on the left.
Overall, Hermosa CreekTrail is the 33rd most popular ATV riding trail of all 90 ATV trails in Colorado.