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Level: Intermediate
Length: 19 mi (30.6 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Other
Elevation: +639/ -912 ft
Total: 116 riders

Mountain Biking Hermosa Creek Trail

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#53 of 1,361 mountain bike trails in Colorado
#364 in the world

The trail starts at the West side of the parking area and follows great singletrack for the first several miles. As the trail curves South it enters a steep canyon and follows the river as it drops towards the town of Hermosa. There are several trails that cross this area, about 6 miles in you'll cross the Salt Creek trail, this has been well labeled in the past. There are some (3) river crossing, most have footbridges, and several small drainages. Hermosa Creek Trail drops about 1,500 feet total with 2 longer climbs occuring towards the end of the ride. This trail is a Point to Point with several options for leaving cars at the trails end. Usually the town of Hermosa is a good place, and you pass it on the way to the trailhead.

First added by Jasonrgilbert on Apr 10, 2009. Last updated May 11, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From Durango Drive north on Hwy 550 towards Purgatory ski resort. Drive past the resort and make the first left, road FS 578 or San Juan CR 38. Follow that road up and make a right at the T on top. Take the next right and follow the dirt road down the valley. Follow the signs for Sig Creek Campground and Hermosa Creek Trailhead. The campground and parking lot are on the South side of the road and require a short river crossing, usually it's shallow, but it's a good idea to check.
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