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Sugar Trail

Intermediate
 4.1 (12)

The trail, named 'Sugar,' is an acronym for Skyline to Horse Gulch Road, or SHGR.


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Map Key

1.6

Miles

2.5

KM

Singletrack

7,804' 2,379 m

High

7,228' 2,203 m

Low

0' 0 m

Up

577' 176 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

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Description

A multi-use connector trail from Skyline Trail to Horse Gulch road, this trail can be started from either Horse Gulch TH, with a 2.1 mile gentle climb, or using Skyline Trail on a 1.7 mi switchback climb.

This route can be done as a big day ride dropping into the "Gulch" for a variety of options, a town loop or a Horse Gulch, 7.8 mile out-and-back.

The trail is generally easy to find and follow with all the cairns. It is well laid out, brilliantly cut and super buttery with some fun switchbacks.

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Shared By:

Brian Welsh

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  4.1 from 12 votes

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Photos

View from the top of Sugar trail
Apr 12, 2020 near Durango, CO
Beginning of descent where Skyline meets Sugar.
May 10, 2016 near Durango, CO
Sweet view of Durango from the Ridge.
May 10, 2016 near Durango, CO
Sugar Trail connecting with Horse Gulch road or begin of climb to Skyline.
May 10, 2016 near Durango, CO

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