Lime Creek Trail For Mountain Biking

The 68th most popular mountain bike trail in Colorado.

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North of Durango and south of Silverton, the Lime Creek Trail is an 11 mile route along an old stagecoach road (aka Lime Creek Road or FS591). There are gradual ascents and descents ranging between 8,800 feet and 9,800 feet. The Lime Creek Trail generally runs north-south between two trailheads on US550.

To reach mountain biking at the southern trailhead from Durango, head north on US550 for about 28 miles to Durango Mountain Resort. Continue north on US 550 to Cascade Village. The trailhead is located about a half mile further north on the righthand (west) side of the road. This trailhead is about 18.8 miles south of Silverton.

The northern trailhead is located between Molas Pass and Coal Bank Pass.

Overall, Lime Creek Trail is the 68th most popular mountain bike trail of all 178 mountain biking rides in Colorado. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Lime Creek Trail including Colorado Trail - Molas Pass, Horse Gulch Trail System, Animas City Mountain Trail, Colorado Trail - Hoffheins, Hermosa Creek Trail and Twin Buttes Trail SystemColorado Trail - Perins Peak.

Lime Creek Trail Mountain Biking Map



Local Contact(s):  San Juan National Forest (970) 247-4874; Durango Visitors (800) GO DURANGO; CO Visitors (800) COLORADO; Mountain Bike Specialists (970) 259-6661; Durango Cyclery (970) 247-0747; Durango Singletrack (970) 385-7489.

Recommended Book:  "Mountain Bike Durago" from Holly Annala

Recommended Map:  "Southwest Colorado Recreation Map" from Latitude 40

Best Season:  Jul. - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  NFS Purgatory Campground; NFS Lime Creek Campground

Luxury Loding:  Strater Hotel, Durango (800) 247-4431; Palmer Hotel, Durango

Breakfast Restaurant:  College Drive CafĂ©; Durango Diner

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  37.65825, -107.80904

Date Published:  1/5/2016

Date Updated:  9/29/2016

ID:  5981

Lime Creek Trail Mountain Biking Map


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