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Durango Region Winter Trails Index

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Snowshoeing / Cross-Country Skiing Trails Map

Blue trail marker= Trail marker. Click for trail name, difficulty, miles and links to descriptive webpages and/or quicksheets. Quicksheets are printable PDF files.

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Snowshoeing / Cross-Country Skiing Trails List

TIP: To find the trails below on the map above: (1) remember the trail name below; (2) click the "list" icon in the upper left corner of the map above; (3) an alphabetized list of markers with trail names will appear; (4) click the trail you want in that list; and (5) its marker will be expanded on the map.

Trail Name / Links to Descriptions 1-Way (mi) Rise (ft) Difficulty
Beaver Meadows Road #135 / First Notch Road #620. USFS winter trails map/brochure. ~25.0 groomed    
Blackhawk Trail #501. Part of the Colorado Trail. USFS webpage. DuranGO Outdoors nordic webpage. 10.9    
Boggy Trail #199 and Trail System. USFS winter trails map/brochure. USFS Boggy Trail #199 webpageDuranGO Outdoors trail system webpage. USFS Italian Canyon Trail #196 webpage. USFS Little Bean Canyon Trail #198 webpage. USFS Maverick Trail #197 webpage. Mancos Valley Chamber of Commerce cross-country webpage. ~10.0    
Cascade Creek Trail #510. (Also known as #815.) USFS webpage. USFS quicksheet.
See chapter "3. Cascade Creek Trail" in Colorado Mountain Club book Pack Guide: The Best Durango Hikes.
6.0 +2,000 Strenuous
Chicken Creek Nordic Ski Area. USFS winter trails map/brochure. Mancos Valley Chamber of Commerce webpage. Chicken Creek Nordic blog. USFS Dolph Kuss Trail #186 (also known as #178) webpage. USFS Hamlin Trail #188 webpage. ~19.0 groomed    
Chicken Creek Trail #615. USFS webpage. USFS quicksheet. USFS map. USFS Transfer Campgound webpage. 7.8 +1,000 Moderate
Colorado Trail -- Segment 24. South and west from Stony Pass to Molas Pass. Follows Continental Divide National Scenic Trail #813, Elk Creek Trail #503, and Molas Pass Trail #665. These three trails are listed separately on this page. DuranGO Outdoors nordic webpage.
See chapter for Segment 24 in Colorado Mountain Club's book The Colorado Trail.
20.2 +3,475
-5,119
 
Colorado Trail -- Segment 25. West from Molas Pass to Bolam Pass Road. Follows Twin Sisters Trail #555 and Rico-Silverton Trail #507. These two trails are listed separately on this page. DuranGO Outdoors nordic webpage.
See chapter for Segment 25 in Colorado Mountain Club's book The Colorado Trail.
20.9 +3,799
-3,578
 
Colorado Trail -- Segment 26. South from Bolam Pass Road to Hotel Draw Road. Follows Blackhawk Trail #501. This trail is listed separately on this page. DuranGO Outdoors nordic webpage.
See chapter for Segment 26 in Colorado Mountain Club's book The Colorado Trail.
10.9 +1,827
-2,551
 
Colorado Trail -- Segment 27. South from Hotel Draw Road to Kennebec Trailhead. Follows Highline Trail #520. This trail is listed separately on this page. DuranGO Outdoors nordic webpage.
See chapter for Segment 27 in Colorado Mountain Club's book The Colorado Trail.
20.6 +4,186
-2,922
 
Colorado Trail -- Segment 28. South from Kennebec Trailhead to Junction Creek Trailhead. Follows Sliderock Trail #622 and Junction Creek Trail #553. These two trails are listed separately on this page. DuranGO Outdoors nordic webpage.
See chapter for Segment 28 in Colorado Mountain Club's book The Colorado Trail.
See chapter "6. Colorado Trail -- Gudy's Rest" in Colorado Mountain Club book Pack Guide: The Best Durango Hikes.
See chapter "18. Slide Rock and Kennebec Trails" in Colorado Mountain Club book Pack Guide: The Best Durango Hikes.
21.5 +1,897
-6,557
 
Coyote Park Trail #191 / Coyote Park South Trail #170. No information available. 1.8 + 2.2    
Echo Basin Road #566. USFS winter trails map/brochure. ~30.0    
Elk Creek Trail #503. Part of the Colorado Trail. USFS webpage. USFS quicksheet. DuranGO Outdoors nordic webpage.
See chapter "4 Elk Park / Chicago Basin Shuttle Hike" in Falcon Guides book Hiking Colorado's Weminuche and South San Juan Wilderness Areas.
8.9 +4,500 Strenuous
Falls Creek Trail. DuranGO Outdoors webpage.
Haviland Lake and Chris Park Campgrounds and roads. USFS winter trails map/brochure. 3.5    
Haycamp Mesa Road #556. USFS winter trails map/brochure. ~40.0    
Hermosa Creek Trail #514. USFS webpage. 20.0    
Highline Trail #520. (Also known as Indian Ridge Trail.) Part of the Colorado Trail. USFS webpage. Mountain Travel Guide webpage. DuranGO Outdoors nordic webpage. 17.0    
Hillcrest Golf Course nordic ski area. Website.      
House Creek Road #528. USFS winter trails map/brochure. ~5.0    
Junction Creek Trail #553. Part of the Colorado Trail. (Line but no number on USFS forest map.) USFS webpage. DuranGO Outdoors nordic webpage. 19.2 +4,790 Strenuous
Kendall Mountain Recreation Area. (Town of Silverton.) Website.      
La Plata Canyon Road #124. USFS winter trails map/brochure. DuranGO Outdoors nordic webpage. ~5.0    
Lemon Reservoir Road #597 and campgound loop trail system. USFS winter trails map/brochure. 10.0 groomed    
Lightner Creek Road #207. DuranGO Outdoors nordic webpage.      
Lime Creek Road, Old, #591. USFS winter trails map/brochure. 10.0 - 12.0    
Madden Peak Road #316. Mancos Valley Chamber of Commerce cross-country webpage.      
Mancos State Park Trail System. (Colorado Parks & Wildlife.) CP&W trails webpage. CP&W map.
Mesa Verde National Park Trail System. NPS hiking webpage. NPS map. NPS winter webpage. Mancos Valley Chamber of Commerce cross-country webpage.
See chapter "50 Petroglyph Point Trail" in Falcon Guides book Hiking Colorado.
Middle Mountain Road #724. USFS winter trails map/brochure. 12.0 groomed    
Mineral Creek, South, Road #585. USFS winter trails map/brochure. ~4.0 groomed    
MIssionary Ridge Road #682. USFS winter trails map/brochure. 21.0 groomed    
Molas Pass Winter Recreation Area Trail System. USFS winter trails map/brochure. 23.0 groomed    
Narrow Gauge Trail #373. Also known as the Railroad Trail. USFS webpage. Mancos Valley Chamber of Commerce cross-country webpage. 6.3   Easy to Moderate
Nordic Center at Purgatory Trail System. Webpage. Ski area winter activities webpage.      
Norwood Road #526. Mancos Valley Chamber of Commerce cross-country webpage.      
Pass Creek Trail #500. USFS webpage. USFS quicksheet.
See chapter "9. Engineer Mountain" in Colorado Mountain Club book Pack Guide: The Best Durango Hikes.
See chapter "48 Pass and Coal Creek Loop" in Falcon Guides book Hiking Colorado.
2.2 +1,400 Strenuous
Rico-Silverton Trail #507. Part of the Colorado Trail. USFS webpage. USFS quicksheet. DuranGO Outdoors nordic webpage. 8.0 +400 Strenuous
Scotch Creek / Hillside Drive / Roaring Fork Road Trail System. Roads #435 and #560 USFS winter trails map/brochure. Mancos Valley Chamber of Commerce cross-country webpage. ~65.0    
Sliderock Trail #622. Part of the Colorado Trail. (Line but no number on USFS forest map.) USFS webpage. USFS quicksheet. DuranGO Outdoors nordic webpage. 2.2 +1,400 Strenuous
Taylor Mesa Road #545. Mancos Valley Chamber of Commerce cross-country webpage.      
Telegraph Trail System. DuranGO Outdoors webpage. DuranGO Outdoors map. DuranGO Outdoors nordic webpage.      
Twin Buttes Open SpaceTrail System. (City of Durango.) 10 miles of trails. Durango webpage. Durango map. DuranGO Outdoors webpage. DuranGO Outdoors map. DuranGO Outdoors nordic webpage.
Twin Sisters Trail #555. Part of the Colorado Trail. USFS webpage. DuranGO Outdoors nordic webpage. 10.9    
Vallecito Reservoir Nordic Trail System. Vallecito Nordic website. Vallecito Nordic map. USFS winter trails map/brochure.
Vallecito Trail #529. USFS webpage. USFS winter trails map/brochure.
See chapter "9 Vallecito Creek Trail" in Falcon Guides book Hiking Colorado's Weminuche and South San Juan Wilderness Areas.
See chapter "4 Elk Park / Chicago Basin Shuttle Hike" in Falcon Guides book Hiking Colorado's Weminuche and South San Juan Wilderness Areas.
     
Wagon Trail #532. (Line but no number on USFS forest map.) USFS webpage. 1.2   Easy
West Mancos Trail System / Road #561. USFS winter trails map/brochure. ~40.0    

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