Hike the Colorado Trail to Gudy's Rest

8.1 Miles Round Trip - 1400 ft gain - Out-and-Back Trail

Durango Trail - Search Nearby - Added by Sarah Levant

Spectacular hike less than five miles from downtown Durango

This hike, a local favorite is less than five miles from downtown Durango. The entire hike offers beautiful views especially once your reach the top of Gudy's Rest. The trail starts off with a gradual uphill along Junction Creek. On this section of the trail, you will likely run into locals probably walking their dogs.  Continue over the wooden footbridge and enjoy the 1.5 mile hike up to Gudy's Rest. The uphill trek is mostly switchbacks but the views at Gudy's Rest are well worth it. Bring a lunch and enjoy views of Durango and the San Juan Mountains below.  Return the same way.  

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Photography
Hiking
Forest
Scenic

Details

8.1 Miles
1400 ft elevation gain
Out-and-Back Trail

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