19 miles
Distance
4,572 ft
Climb
-4,538 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

This is a great summer and fall loop. Close enough to town but not too many people on the trail as parts of the trail are definitely remote and require proper preparation for unforeseen circumstances. Cell service is marginal to non-existent, especially on Dutch and Hermosa Creek.
The trail is typically ridden counter-clockwise, but either way is possible. Jones Creek is a constant uphill to the intersection of Flagstaff-Pinkerton trail. You can enjoy some great views of the Animas Valley and La Plata mountains along the way once on top of the ridge. Dutch Creek is all downhill with some technical sections. Hermosa Creek trail sees by far the most amount of trail users, including horseback riders, hikers and moto. Plan on encountering cows somewhere along the trail..

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Jones, Pinkerton, Dutch, Hermosa Creek Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    7,695 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,695 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,728 ft
  • Grade
    0.034%
  • Grade max
    -44.452%
  • Grade min
    47.274%
  • Distance climb
    9 miles
  • Distance down
    9 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,376 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency
33 | 1 comments
Dutch Creek
Dutch Creek
7:25 | 33 | comments: 0 | favs:
Jan 16, 2018
20mile out and back in durango thats a must

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
Pinkerton-Flagstaff
Aug 24, 2018 @ 9:00am
Aug 24, 2018
Forest Service Closure Lift, Open 8/24/18. Open North from Elbert Creek to Dutch Creek, closed south of Dutch
Dutch Creek
Jul 12, 2018 @ 3:23pm
Jul 12, 2018
Hermosa Creek Area Closed from 416 Fire
Jones Creek
Jul 12, 2018 @ 3:23pm
Jul 12, 2018
Hermosa Creek Area Closed from 416 Fire
Hermosa Creek
Jul 12, 2018 @ 3:23pm
Jul 12, 2018
Hermosa Creek Area Closed from 416 Fire
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