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Penitente Canyon

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Closed to the public October 12th-15th for the 12 Hours of Penitence Race.

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If you're into rock climbing, Penitente has a ton of great sport climbing on offer. Check out Mountain Project for all the beta.

Recommended Routes in Penitente Canyon - 2

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Favorite Rock and roll.
Intermediate/Difficult

Sunshine Kitty - Rock Drops Loop

8.1 mi 13.0 km 860' Up 262.1 m Up 865' Down 263.54 m Down

Del Norte, CO
Favorite Blue Sky Loop Trail at Penitente Canyon
Difficult

12 Hours of Penitence

17.0 mi 27.3 km 1,670' Up 509.07 m Up 1,673' Down 510 m Down

Del Norte, CO

Penitente Canyon Biking

  • 61 Miles 98 Kilometers of Trail
  • 2 Recommended Routes
  • 11 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 8 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 2 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Penitente Canyon - 19

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2.8 mi 4.6 km #1Blue Sky Loop
Intermediate/Difficult
Del Norte, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Del Norte, CO 14 
1.0 mi 1.6 km #2Rock Drops
Intermediate/Difficult
Del Norte, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Del Norte, CO 10 
2.4 mi 3.8 km #3Sunshine Kitty
Difficult
Del Norte, CO
Difficult
Del Norte, CO
0.7 mi 1.2 km #4Iglesia de San Juan
Difficult
Del Norte, CO
Difficult
Del Norte, CO
2.2 mi 3.6 km #5Capulin Loop
Intermediate
Del Norte, CO
Intermediate
Del Norte, CO
2.1 mi 3.4 km #6Wild Horse
Intermediate/Difficult
Del Norte, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Del Norte, CO
1.3 mi 2.1 km #7Los Hermanos
Easy/Intermediate
Del Norte, CO
Easy/Intermediate
Del Norte, CO
0.8 mi 1.3 km #8Dollhand Ravine
Easy
Del Norte, CO
Easy
Del Norte, CO
1.1 mi 1.7 km #9Pinon
Easy/Intermediate
Del Norte, CO
Easy/Intermediate
Del Norte, CO
1.5 mi 2.4 km #10Ute Loop
Easy
Del Norte, CO
Easy
Del Norte, CO

Photos of Penitente Canyon - 21

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Rock and roll.
Nov 9, 2018 near Del Norte, CO
Blue Sky Loop Trail at Penitente Canyon
Aug 18, 2017 near Del Norte, CO
Rocks, lots of rocks!
Feb 4, 2018 near Del Norte, CO
When you find opportunities to get airborne and sideways on a CLIMB, you're on a good trail and killing it.
May 25, 2016 near Del Norte, CO
Another view - this time, through the hole!
May 25, 2016 near Del Norte, CO
A cool "hole in the wall" feature along Sunshine Kitty.
May 25, 2016 near Del Norte, CO
Sending a nice drop on Blue Sky Loop.
Oct 22, 2015 near Del Norte, CO
12 Hours of Penitence START!
Sep 27, 2017 near Center, CO