Colorado Trail Southern Terminus Trailhead to Quinn Creek

Durango, Colorado

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Welcome to the southern terminus of the Colorado Trail! This 5.4-mile out-andback section of the trail will give all the thru-hike dreamers a small taste of what the trail has to offer. The trail travels along Junction Creek and offers numerous areas to enjoy the nice cool mountain runoff during the warm mountain summer days. The Colorado Trail is an idea that was conceived back in 1973 by Bill Lucas and Merrill Hastings. Since that time the trail has become an established, marked, and mostly non-motorized trail open to hikers, horse riders, and bicyclists. From Waterton Canyon near Denver, the trail makes its way for almost 500 miles from the Front Range over the Rockies, through the state’s most mountainous regions, to the outskirts of Durango. Thru-hikers taking on the entire trail will pass through eight mountain ranges, six national forests, and six wilderness areas.
Hiking the Four Corners

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Hiking the Four Corners

by JD Tanner and Emily Ressler-Tanner (Falcon Guides)

Welcome to the southern terminus of the Colorado Trail! This 5.4-mile out-andback section of the trail will give all the thru-hike dreamers a small taste of what the trail has to offer. The trail travels along Junction Creek and offers numerous areas to enjoy the nice cool mountain runoff during the warm mountain summer days.

The Colorado Trail is an idea that was conceived back in 1973 by Bill Lucas and Merrill Hastings. Since that time the trail has become an established, marked, and mostly non-motorized trail open to hikers, horse riders, and bicyclists. From Waterton Canyon near Denver, the trail makes its way for almost 500 miles from the Front Range over the Rockies, through the state’s most mountainous regions, to the outskirts of Durango. Thru-hikers taking on the entire trail will pass through eight mountain ranges, six national forests, and six wilderness areas.

© 2015 JD Tanner and Emily Ressler-Tanner/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Durango
Distance: 5.4
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 3 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: San Juan National Forest, 15 Burnett Court, Durango, CO 81301; (970) 247-4874; www.fs.usda.gov/sanjuan
Local Maps: USGS: Durango West, CO; trail map available at www.coloradotrail.org
Driving Directions: Directions to Colorado Trail: Southern Terminus Trailhead to Quinn Creek

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