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Recommended Routes in San Juan National Forest - 12

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Favorite Sharon and Jeremy enjoying the awesome scenery of the San Juans from the Colorado Trail.
Difficult

Molas Pass to Engineer Mountain Trail Out and Back

20.5 mi 33.0 km 2,310' Up 704.07 m Up 2,310' Down 704.02 m Down

Silverton, CO
Favorite Flower field about 1/2 mile in from the parking lot from the right/lower entry
Intermediate

Boggy Draw Loop

8.4 mi 13.5 km 508' Up 154.79 m Up 509' Down 155.07 m Down

Cortez, CO
Favorite Great photo op on the lower rim trail
Intermediate

Turkey Springs Outer Loop

20.6 mi 33.2 km 1,230' Up 374.76 m Up 1,229' Down 374.71 m Down

Pagosa…, CO
Favorite On the EMT above Pass Creek, looking north ar Jura Knob
Difficult

Tour de Engineer

19.5 mi 31.4 km 2,380' Up 725.51 m Up 4,335' Down 1321.17 m Down

Silverton, CO
Favorite Ahhh, the Colorado Trail!
Difficult

Scotch Creek Loop

19.5 mi 31.3 km 3,254' Up 991.79 m Up 3,252' Down 991.36 m Down

Rico, CO
Favorite Amazing views of the mountain range!
Difficult

Telluride to Durango

76.6 mi 123.3 km 6,544' Up 1994.54 m Up 9,389' Down 2861.74 m Down

Mountai…, CO
Favorite Part of a winter groomed fat-biking loop, Park Ave. is not just your summer attraction.
Intermediate

Turkey Springs Lollipop

7.6 mi 12.2 km 510' Up 155.5 m Up 510' Down 155.54 m Down

Pagosa…, CO
Favorite View from the top of Lange Canyon climb.
Intermediate/Difficult

Horizon/Lange Canyon Loop

10.9 mi 17.6 km 1,312' Up 399.96 m Up 1,316' Down 401.13 m Down

Bayfield, CO
Favorite After getting hit by a random snowstorm.
Difficult

La Plata Canyon

18.5 mi 29.8 km 2,870' Up 874.83 m Up 2,871' Down 875.05 m Down

Mancos, CO
Favorite The east side of the valley is steep and rooty.
Intermediate/Difficult

Chicken Creek Out-and-Back Loop

7.9 mi 12.7 km 900' Up 274.2 m Up 900' Down 274.25 m Down

Mancos, CO
Favorite Starting the descent down Sharkstooth Pass, with Sharkstooth Peak in the background.
Difficult

Sharkstooth Pass to Bear Creek

19.2 mi 30.9 km 3,145' Up 958.72 m Up 3,180' Down 969.15 m Down

Mancos, CO
Favorite A rider drifts the open, flowy singletrack of the Hermosa Creek Trail as it weaves through the pine-littered forests of Durango.
Difficult

Dutch Creek Shuttle

16.3 mi 26.3 km 1,214' Up 369.89 m Up 4,104' Down 1251 m Down

Rico, CO

San Juan National Forest Biking

  • 902 Miles 1,451 Kilometers of Trail
  • 12 Recommended Routes
  • 33 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 62 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 33 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in San Juan National Forest - 116

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18.6 mi 30.0 km #1Hermosa Creek Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Rico, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Rico, CO 58 
9.2 mi 14.8 km #2Engineer Mountain Trail
Difficult
Silverton, CO
Difficult
Silverton, CO 32 
22.0 mi 35.4 km #3CT - Segment 28: Kennebec to Junction Creek
Difficult
Rico, CO
Difficult
Rico, CO 30 
11.3 mi 18.1 km #4CT - Segment 26: Bolam Pass Road to Hotel Draw Road
Difficult
Rico, CO
Difficult
Rico, CO 13 
3.9 mi 6.3 km #5Haflin Creek Trail
Very Difficult
Durango, CO
Very Difficult
Durango, CO 18 
3.9 mi 6.3 km #6Dry Fork Trail
Intermediate
Durango, CO
Intermediate
Durango, CO 24 
4.0 mi 6.5 km #7Jones Creek
Intermediate/Difficult
Durango, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Durango, CO 15 
1.3 mi 2.0 km #8Hoffheins Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Durango, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Durango, CO 21 
8.6 mi 13.9 km #9Treasure Mountain Trail #565
Difficult
Pagosa Springs, CO
Difficult
Pagosa Springs, CO 13 
21.2 mi 34.2 km #10CT - Segment 27: Hotel Draw Road to Kennebec
Difficult
Rico, CO
Difficult
Rico, CO

Photos of San Juan National Forest - 213

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Great views to be had on this trail.
Jul 7, 2013 near Rico, CO
The view from the trails exit
Oct 8, 2017 near Rico, CO
Aspens going off! During a memorable finish through the aspens at the trails end.
Oct 5, 2017 near Rico, CO
Great photo op on the lower rim trail
Aug 6, 2014 near Pagosa…, CO
Ripping around the last switchback at the bottom of the Colorado Trail.
Jul 18, 2013 near Durango, CO
Big scenery on the Colorado Trail
Aug 28, 2018 near Rico, CO
Looking back at engineer mtn after the screamer descent!
Oct 8, 2017 near Rico, CO
Rob Bergstrom on Indian Trail Ridge aka Colorado Trail nearing Kennebec Pass in the LaPlata Mountains riding from Bolam Pass to Durango, August 2008.
May 13, 2013 near Rico, CO