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Bayfield, Colorado

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  • Bayfield, Colorado

    Cross country Ski around Vallecito Lake

    Drive north from Durango on Florida Rd, following signs to Lemon and Vallecito Reservoirs. Florida Road will turn into County Road 250. Follow this for 15 miles out of town until you reach County Road 501 - make a left turn here.  Soon, you'll reach the dam. Turn right to begin driving around the...
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  • Durango, Colorado

    Hike the First Fork/Red Creek Loop

    9.8 mi / 2195 ft gain
    Leaving from Durango, head north on Florida Road/CR 240. From the intersection with County Road 250 (the last stoplight), drive about 8 miles until you reach Colvig Summer Camp. Turn northwest here. The road will soon narrow and turn to dirt - continue straight. 1 mile further, there will be a la...
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  • Archuleta County, Colorado

    Hike to the Piedra River Hot Springs

    4.7
    3 mi
    About a 45 minute drive east of Durango, sits the trailhead for the Piedra River Hot Springs. This free use, natural hot spring on the Piedra River has several 100 degree pools. The springs are accessible via a 3 mile roundtrip hike, often with wildlife sightings along the way. The hike to the ho...
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  • Durango, Colorado

    Drive the San Juan Skyway from Durango to Ouray

    4.7
    The drive from Durango to Ouray via Colorado 550 (The San Juan Skyway) is one of the most gorgeous roads in the country. The drive itself is worth your time, but if you have time be sure to make stops along the way at the many waterfalls, hiking trails, and lakes along the road. This drive passes...
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  • Durango, Colorado

    Hike the Animas Mountain Trail

    5.9 mi / 1535 ft gain
    The Animas Mountain Trail is a 6 mile loop trail, easily accessible from town, and best used from March until October. In the early spring and late fall, it is advised to bring YakTrax or similar in case there are icy patches on the trail. This trail is located in the San Juan National Forest nea...
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  • Durango, Colorado

    Mountain Bike in Dalla Mountain Park

    4 mi
    The Dalla Park shares a trailhead and parking lot with the Animas Mountain trail, frequently used for hiking and trail running. There is plenty of room in this lot, as well as several picnic tables. Immediately after crossing through the gate, the trail divides. The bike park takes up the south a...
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  • Durango, Colorado

    Hike the Falls Creek Loop

    4.5
    4.1 mi / 393 ft gain
    The Falls Creek Loop is a 4.1 mile trail in the San Juan National Forest, just outside of Durango, Colorado. Lots of side trails jut out from the main trail, and it is easy to lose your way. Take the middle trail at the first split, and keep following the main splits. You will find yourself on a ...
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  • Durango, Colorado

    Trimble Hot Springs

    4.3
    The Trimble Spa and Natural Hot Springs offers a 101-105 degree, Olympic size swimming pool, in addition to two mineral pools, saunas, and a spa. Lodging is available as well, including a 'couple's hideaway' package.
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  • Durango, Colorado

    Hike the Colorado Trail to Gudy's Rest

    4.0
    8.1 mi / 1400 ft gain
    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 proba...
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  • La Plata County, Colorado

    Soak at Pinkerton Hot Spring

    5.0
    The Million Dollar Highway in Southern Colorado is a scenic mountain drive with many beautiful sights.  Pinkerton hot springs is located on the side of the highway just outside of Durango, Colorado.  There is a small pullout area for parking with a plaque explaining the history of the area and th...
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  • Durango, Colorado

    Hike Goulding Creek

    4.0
    5.9 mi / 2122 ft gain
    This trailhead is only about 15 miles from Durango on Highway 550. Look out for Glacier Club/Tamarron on your right, and soon after (about a mile) there is a small dirt turn-off on the opposite side of the highway. There is one other turn off on the west side of the highway in this stretch, but i...
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  • Durango, Colorado

    Summit 3 Peaks in the Chicago Basin

    5.0
    I tell people all the time that if they only do one hike in Colorado, this is it. You get a little taste of everything: Colorado history, wildlife, beautiful campsite views, 14ers, and the largest wilderness in the state.This itinerary assumes you’re hitching a ride on the train from Silverton. ...
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  • Durango, Colorado

    Backpack into Chicago Basin from Purgatory Flats

    5.0
    26 mi / 6000 ft gain
    This hike begins at the Purgatory Flats Trailhead across from the purgatory resort. The register is about a hundred yards from the Trailhead and is located next to a trail map. From here you will begin your descent down into the flats, which is roughly a 600-700 foot descent over the course of ju...
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  • Hesperus, Colorado

    Summit Centennial Peak in the La Plata Mountains via Sharkstooth Trailhead

    6 mi / 2162 ft gain
    From the western end of the town of Mancos, follow CR 42 north until it enters the national forest and becomes FR 561. Go right on FR 350 and keep right at any junctions (there are two of them) until you reach the signed Sharkstooth Trailhead about 19 miles from Mancos.  Enjoy your drive through ...
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  • Creede, Colorado

    Hike the Weminuche Wilderness to Fourmile Falls

    5.0
    8 mi
    Located in Southern Colorado’s Weminuche Wilderness, Fourmile Falls is a beautiful day hike perfect for hikers and photographers. The highlights of the trail are the two massive, thundering waterfalls. The falls make this hike ideal in early to mid summer, when the falls are full of icy snowmel...
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  • Durango, Colorado

    Adrenaline Falls

    5.0
    0.43 mi / 279 ft gain
    Adrenaline Falls is a popular spot for the locals to swim and relax during the warm summer months.  The pool at the bottom of the falls is deep and popular for cliff jumping.  To get to the waterfall, turn onto the North access to Lime Creek road.  A high clearance 4x4 vehicle is recommended to ...
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Camping and Lodging in Bayfield

Graham Creek Campground
Bayfield, Colorado

Graham Creek Campground

Pine Point Campground
Bayfield, Colorado

Pine Point Campground

Florida Campground (Co)
Durango, Colorado

Florida Campground (Co)

Haviland Lake Campground
Durango, Colorado

Haviland Lake Campground

Palisades Horse Camp
Pagosa Springs, Colorado

Palisades Horse Camp

Transfer Group Campground
Mancos, Colorado

Transfer Group Campground

Guides, Insights and Stories from Bayfield

The Quietest Ski Town: Silverton, Colorado

The Quietest Ski Town: Silverton, Colorado

Holly Mandarich

The Uphill Climb: How Project16x is Catapulting Women in the Outdoor Industry

The Uphill Climb: How Project16x is Catapulting Women in the Outdoor Industry

Clare Healy

Visiting Old Friends

Visiting Old Friends

Sarah Ortegon

Beautiful Lodging in America’s Most Unique National Park

Beautiful Lodging in America’s Most Unique National Park

The Outbound Collective

10 Photos of Mesa Verde National Park's Stunning Landscape

10 Photos of Mesa Verde National Park's Stunning Landscape

The Outbound Collective

Why You Should Explore These Incredible Cliff Dwellings in Mesa Verde National Park

Why You Should Explore These Incredible Cliff Dwellings in Mesa Verde National Park

Christin Healey