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Cross Country Skiing

With Durango’s multiple Nordic centers, endless backcountry terrain, and access roads up beautiful canyons, Durango is unbeatable for cross country skiing. Explore pristine terrain, deep-powder, and picturesque views from your skis. 

Here are some of the maintained and groomed places to cross country ski in and around Durango: 

Vallecito Nordic Club

The Vallecito Nordic Club grooms over nine miles of trails for all abilities throughout the winter in a beautiful location. 

Durango Nordic Center

The Durango Nordic Center, across the street from Purgatory Resort, offers over 15 miles of groomed trails, rentals, and picturesque views of the San Juan Mountains. 

Hillcrest Golf Course

For a shorter adventure closer to town, the Hillcrest golf course offers groomed nordic trails when Durango is especially snowy.

La Plata Canyon

For something a little more rugged, La Plata Canyon is a local favorite with 10 miles of gorgeous canyon and mountain views that end at Kennebec Pass. 

Explore Durango by Cross Country Skis

These trails are a fantastic way to enjoy Winter and Durango’s scenery and a fun experience for all ages and abilities. Most of Durango’s Nordic trails are groomed and operated by volunteers and is a spectacular display of Durango’s sense of community and adventurous spirit.

Cross country skiing is a low-impact, full-body workout known to relieve stress and propel you to the best scenic views.

Click in and slide across the snow on Durango’s favorite backcountry or groomed Nordic trails.

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