14 miles
Distance
2,471 ft
Climb
-3,169 ft
Descent
02:18:00
Avg time
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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
  • Global Ranking

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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Status:
on Jul 12, 2018
Avg: 3.65 (9 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to hermosa-creek-13916 trailhead (37.574812, -107.941382)
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Hermosa Creek Trail Reports

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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
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Oct 13, 2017 @ 10:57am
Oct 13, 2017
Hermosa Creek, Vail
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Oct 13, 2017 @ 10:54am
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Hermosa Creek, Vail
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Oct 13, 2017 @ 10:54am
Oct 13, 2017
Hermosa Creek, Vail
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Jul 13, 2014 @ 1:27pm
Jul 13, 2014
Hermosa Creek, Durango

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Jones, Pinkerton, Dutch, Hermosa Creek Loop
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