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A gradual winding climb up to the Colorado Trail.


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3.9

Miles

6.3

KM

Singletrack

8,579' 2,615 m

High

7,376' 2,248 m

Low

1,209' 369 m

Up

6' 2 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

45%

Max Grade (24°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

The couple miles of dirt road to reach the trailhead are well maintained and OK with a 2WD car. Closed December 1 to April 15. Anyone over 16 years old must possess a valid Colorado hunting or fishing license or have a State Wildlife Area Pass. (passes can be purchased here: cpw.state.co.us/buyapply/Pa…

Description

The Dry Fork trail is accessed from the parking lot on County Road 208. From Hwy 160 West turn right on Lightner Creek Rd. then right on Country Road 208. Stay right at the fork (it is 2.7 mi from Lightner Creek Rd. to the parking lot). The entrance to the parking lot is marked with a sign for Hofhein's Connection.

After just under a mile of gentle climbing, you'll come to the junction with Hofhein's Connection. Dry Fork Trail is clearly marked. The trail ascends gently through scrub oak and pine. It provides winding smooth singletrack, with some small rocky sections thrown in for good measure. Ends at the Colorado Trail.

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Missy Thompson

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 33 votes

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in Durango

#395

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#1

in Durango

#128

in Colorado

#395

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Photos

Late August sunflowers near the trailhead.
Aug 29, 2023 near Durango, CO
Ponderosa Forest along the Dry Fork Trail.
Aug 29, 2023 near Durango, CO
Typical trail surface on Dry Fork Trail.
Aug 29, 2023 near Durango, CO
Rougher trail surface on the Dry Creek Trail.
Aug 29, 2023 near Durango, CO
Dry Fork - Hofhein's Connection Junction
Jun 20, 2014 near Durango, CO
Nice little singletrack
Jul 7, 2013 near Durango, CO
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