Hike the Colorado Trail to Gudy's Rest

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.  

Distance

8.1 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

1400 ft Gain

Type

Out-and-Back

Activities

Photography, Hiking

Forest
Scenic

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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