14 miles
Distance
2,471 ft
Climb
-3,169 ft
Descent
02:18:00
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Hermosa Creek Trail

Hermosa Creek Details

  • Riding Area
    Hermosa Creek
    Durango, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #30948 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    30 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Shuttle this trail, but still be ready for some serious climbing. Much of the mileage is downhill, but the climb out of Dutch Creek is one for the books. Chances are (depending upon where your shuttle drops you), your ride will include 2-6 miles of the Access Road before the single track begins. and possibly a couple of miles down the road from the campground to the base vehicle. All told you will probably have a 20-30 mile day.

No matter where you are the scenery is beautiful. Some of the single track is truly "single" with a decent exposure. Be prepared to encounter hikers, horseback riders and/or motorcycles, as the trail is multi-use.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Hermosa Creek bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -698 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,481 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,429 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,426 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,728 ft
  • Grade
    -0.947%
  • Grade max
    -38.935%
  • Grade min
    53.36%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,886 ft
  • Avg time
    02:18:00
  • Avg reverse time
    03:29:40
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on Jul 12, 2018
Avg: 3.65 (9 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      Hermosa Creek Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Jul 12, 2018 @ 3:23pm
      Jul 12, 2018
      Hermosa Creek Area Closed from 416 Fire
      Jul 8, 2018 @ 4:00pm
      Jul 8, 2018
      Jun 7, 2018 @ 4:00pm
      Jun 7, 2018
      416 Fire Closed all Hermosa Creek Trails
      Jul 11, 2017 @ 8:01pm
      Jul 11, 2017
      Jul 11, 2017 @ 8:00pm
      Jul 11, 2017
      Minor Water drainage issue, standing water on trail surface
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 1 rides
      • 31 miles avg distance
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      • 122 rides
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      Jul 13, 2014 @ 1:27pm
      Jul 13, 2014
      Hermosa Creek, Durango

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