Each year, thousands of hikers, horseback riders, and mountain bikers flock to southern Colorado to enjoy the Colorado Trail. The Colorado Trail winds approximately 500 miles from Durango to Denver through the high-alpine wild lands of the southern Rockies. The trail travels through six national forests, eight mountain ranges, and six wilderness areas, with mountain passes above 13,000 feet in elevation.
From Durango, the Junction Creek trailhead, located a few miles from town, provides local access to the Colorado Trail for hikers, horseback riders and mountain bikers.
Portions of the trail cross through federally designated wilderness, including the Weminuche Wilderness in the San Juan National Forest, and are therefore off-limits to bicycles.
For more information, call SJMA’s visitor information team at (970) 247-4874 or check out our Colorado Trail Resources in the bookstore:
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