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Meadow Loop Trail

  • Horse Gulch Road, Durango, CO 81301

Meadow Trail is a 1.15-mile loop that connects from the Horse Gulch Trail. Meadow Loop is widely used as a moderate option to the Horse Gulch Trail System that access Telegraph Trail, Cuchillo, Mike’s, Dropover, Bandito, and other trails. The Horse Gulch Trail System is the perfect trail system for all levels and user types. It accommodates beginners or advanced riders, short rides, long rides, and more. Remember, the climb up Horse Gulch Road is the hardest part for beginners, once you arrive at the signed intersection at Meadow trail, you are greeted with 360-degree views and wide-open space vistas. This intersection also provides a variety of trail options throughout the system. From 9th Street and Main Avenue in Durango, head east on 9th Street toward Fort Lewis College Mesa. Take a right on East 3rd Avenue, and a left onto College Drive (6th Street). Take a right on East 8th Avenue and a left on East 3rd Street. Behind the Mercy Medicine parking lot is a trailhead and parking area for Horse Gulch Trail System.

Overall
Trails
General
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly:
Location
  • Region: In Town
  • Distance from Durango (Miles): 1.2
Trail Details
  • Roundtrip Length (Miles): 1.2
  • Elevation Gain (Feet): 265
  • Time Needed (Hours): 2
  • Route Type: Loop
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Warm Weather Description: Description coming soon.
  • Cold Weather Description: Description coming soon.
When to Visit
  • What Season to Visit:
    • Summer
    • Fall
Activities
  • Activities:
    • Hiking
    • Walking
    • Trail Running
    • Mountain Biking
    • Bird Watching
Views/Attractions
  • Views/Attractions:
    • Valley Views
    • Wildflowers
    • Fall Colors
Misc.
  • Misc.:
    • Dog-Friendly
    • Family-Friendly
    • Nature Trail (Unpaved)