Loop Trail? Yes
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No Allowed Uses:
Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
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Location: In San Juan NF, NW of Durango at Kennebec Pass.
N of Payson on SR 87 18 mi. at a point on along the Mogollon Rim. Turn right into the trailhead. Also accessible from SR 260 at milepost 279.
Several trails traverse the high country, including the Highline Loop National Recreational Trail. The trail travels 17.0 miles through mountain parks, aspen groves, and spruce/fir forest, and along alpine ridge tops above timberline. It is a high elevation trail that is somewhat difficult to follow. Excellent views of Hermosa Creek can be seen from the trail.
Width: 18 inches.
Primary Surface: Asphalt
Secondary Surface: Rock, boulders
Average Grade: 12%
Maximum Grade: 20%
Elevation Low Point: 9,000
Elevation High Point: 12,000
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available
Year Designated: 1979
Supporting Webpages and DocumentsDocument: USFS Trail Map/Overview
Website: USFS Trail Details
For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.
San Juan National Forest
Dolores Ranger District
P.O. Box 210
Dolores , CO 81323
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