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Nice views of city and riber basin

This trail starts on the edge of town and ascends around 700 feet. Took us about two hours to... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
Paul H
Wichita, Kansas
Hiking Trail with Views

We did about 4 miles of this trail, which was billed as moderate. That is true but it climbs from... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2017
Sedona, Arizona
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Located in the San Juan National Forest, this eight-mile trail leads to the top of a mesa where you can get a fabulous view of the area. Separate trails for hikers/horseback riders and mountain bikers are marked with different colors.
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JPMiles / Payback Arrow
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

This trail starts on the edge of town and ascends around 700 feet. Took us about two hours to complete. Also a good bike trail.

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 26 August 2017

We did about 4 miles of this trail, which was billed as moderate. That is true but it climbs from 6600 feet to 8100 feet and is a constant climb. Although we are used to altitude and hiking, it was a warm day and we...More

Thank onewithall2016
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Good trail with no real driving. Great views. Was actually a little more difficult than I was expecting. Much of the trail is large sharp rocks, and some parts were a bit difficult to discern what was trail and what was not. Don't do it...More

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 4 August 2017

This is our favorite hike. We have done this on tow of our trips now. The trail is steep in places, so better for sure footed folks. Take water and check weather forecast before leaving as temperature drops at the top along with sudden showers...More

Thank Arron A
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Moderate hiking trail from the end of 32nd St. West to remarkable panoramic views of the Animas Valley, La Plata Mountains and San Juan Mountains

Thank drysubmariner
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Great day hike. Good elevation gain and great views of Durango. Multiple trail options and several trail maps along the route. Will do again when I'm in Durango.

Thank Jeremiah B
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This is a beautiful trail, with great terrain, and rewarding views once you reach the top. It's decent elevation gain in a "short" distance, so a good warm up for us "flatlanders" who have found our way into the mountains. As mountain bikers, we rode...More

Thank cass20
Reviewed 18 July 2016

We hiked part of this trail this morning. We did not make it all the way around the loop but hiked 2 miles up and cut back on one of the other trails. This hike is not for the super beginner hiker or anyone out...More

1  Thank Cassie A
Reviewed 14 July 2016

This trail starts right out of the northwest end of town - the complete loop runs 5.5 miles and you'll gain 1,500' of vertical to the top at 8,000'. It's a regular, moderate pitch that's suitable for just about everyone. You can shorten the hike...More

1  Thank cuindurango
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Great views and not too difficult despite elevation gains. I really liked that there were trail maps at several trail junctions. Hard to get lost. It was also easy to change our route plans when there appeared to be a storm quickly approaching on a...More

Thank rcluther
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