Hermosa CreekTrail Dirt Biking

North of Durango, the Hermosa Creek Trail is a dirt biking route in southwest Colorado. The 18.7 mile Hermosa Creek Trail starts west of Durango Mountain Resort and heads south to Hermosa Campground.

The route descends for 6 miles on doubletrack and then rolls another 12.7 miles singletrack through a lush, roadless ponderosa forest. The two river crossings can get waist high in the spring and early summer. This is a popular route with mountain bikers, especially on the weekends, so use caution.

The altitude ranges from 8,885 feet down to 7,670 feet, but there's plenty of climbing in the lower half.

To reach the upper dirt biking 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.

To reach the lower trailhead for the Hermosa Creek Trail from Durango, head north on US550 to Hermosa Creek Road (CR201/FS576). Turn left heading west up Hermosa Creek Road for 3.5 miles to the trailhead parking area.

Hermosa Creek Trail (CO/US)

Hermosa Creek Trail (CO/US)

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Local Contact(s):  San Juan National Forest (970) 247-4874; Durango Visitors (800) GO DURANGO; CO Visitors (800) COLORADO; Colorado Dirt Bike Adventures & Rentals (970) 879-3948.

Recommended Map:  "Durango Trail Map" from National Geographic

Best Season:  Jun. - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Durango Hostel (970) 247-9905; Riverhouse B&B (800) 254-4775; NFS Purgatory Campground

Luxury Loding:  Tamarron Resort; Strater Hotel (800) 247-4431

Breakfast Restaurant:  Durango Diner; Durango Coffee Company

Local Website:  click herehttp://www.fs.usda.gov/sanjuan/

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Date Updated:  8/7/2016

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