Hermosa Creek

Hermosa Creek Special Management Area, Colorado

Distance9.1mi
Elevation Gain3,220ft
Trailhead Elevation8,853ft
Top8,880ft
Elevation Min/Max7993/8880ft
Elevation Start/End8853/8853ft

Hermosa Creek

Hermosa Creek is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in La Plata County, Colorado. It is within Hermosa Creek Special Management Area. It is 9.1 miles long and begins at 8,853 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 18.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,220 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking. This trail connects with the following: Coral Draw 521 and Circle Trail.

Hermosa Creek Professional Review and Guide

"The Hermosa Creek Trail has long been considered as one of the country's top rides - and for good reason. It is nearly 20 miles of descending smooth-running singletrack beside the beautiful Hermosa Creek. While not overly technical, there are some off-camber sections of trail that look precipitously down to the creek.

Complicated with roots and rocks, these sections lend an element of technicality not otherwise encountered. Those packing a collapsible fishing rod will find that the north half of this ride offers great access to the creek. Terrain: Singletrack."

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Trail Information

Hermosa Creek Special Management Area
Nearby City
Hermosa Creek Special Management Area
Parks
San Juan-Rio Grande National Forests, Columbine Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Hermosa Peak, Elk Creek, Monument Hill, Hermosa. Trails Illustrated map: #504, Durango, Silverton, Telluride, Pagosa Springs and Cortez. Bicycle on Public Lands of Southwest Colorado Routes Map
Local Maps

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Aug 2018