|Horse Gulch Trail
The trail head starts at 8th Avenue and 3rd Street, with a dedicated parking lot available. The beginning of the trail is up a rocky 4-wheel drive trail, but then turns into meadows. At the top of the dirt road, you have the choice of turning left or right. Turning right will lead you into the Meadow Loops, where there area few different trails. Just follow the signs. If you choose to turn left shortly thereafter, the trail gets difficult and goes up the to Raiders Ridge and offers technical climbs and descents.
Lime Creek Trail
Lime Creek Trail is the old stage coach road between Purgatory and Silverton. The trail starts 28 miles north of Durango at a parking lot on the right, mile north of Cascade Village. The trail is 11 miles long with some gradual climbs and descents. The trail ends between Coal Bank and Molas Pass.
Hermosa Creek Trail
Hermosa Creek is one of the most popular single-track trails in Durango. The trail leads from Purgatory to Hermosa and is about a 20-mile ride. A dirt road takes you to the trailhead located on the backside of Purgatory. The trail has some technical sections, steep climbs and two river crossings. The river crossings can get waist-high in the spring and early summer. The trail ends in Hermosa, about nine miles north of Durango.
Colorado Trail - Hoffheins Connection
The Colorado Trail - Hoffheins Connection, is a 20-mile singletrack loop. Starting from Durango, head west on 25th Street, which becomes Junction Creek Road. After the paved section of the road ends, the Colorado Trail begins on the left side of the road. There is a parking area near the trailhead. Follow the trail along the creek, crossing over the bridge, until you reach Gudy's Rest. Just 1/8 mile past Gudy's Rest, take a left on the Hoffheins Connection trail. It's all downhill to Lightner Creek Road. Follow Lightner Creek Road to Highway 160. Turn left, traveling east on Hwy 160 to get back to Durango.