The Jones Creek and Dutch Creek Loop is a 9.7 mile trail in the San Juan National Forest, just outside of Durango, Colorado. The trail features beautiful wild flowers and scenic forest views. The trail is open to hikers, mountain bikers, and runners. The Jones Creek and Dutch Creek Loop is recommended for use from June through October.

The trail is well maintained and is dog friendly. Bring extra water if using this trail in July or August. 

Photos: Chris M Morris and Daniel Weber 

Pack List

  • Water
  • Sturdy walking shoes
  • Sun protection
  • Snack or sack lunch 
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RT Distance 9.7 Miles
Elevation Gain 1624 Feet
Activities Mountain Biking, Running, Hiking
Skill Level Intermediate
Season Summer, Autumn
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Easy Parking
Forest
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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