• Activities:

    Mountain Biking, Hiking

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Summer, Autumn

  • Trail Type:

    Out-and-Back

  • RT Distance:

    2.6 Miles

  • Elevation Gain:

    731 Feet

Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Scenic
Wildflowers

The Notch Trail is a 2.6 mile hike just outside of Durango, Colorado. The trail gives views above the tree line, and features wild flowers. The trail is recommended for use from March through October.

The trail is shared by mountain bikers and ATV users. The Notch Trail is located in the San Juan National Forest. 

Photos: William Snow, Davey Nin, and Kent Kanouse

Pack List

  • Water
  • Helmet if mountain biking or ATVing
  • Snack or sack lunch
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