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Highline Loop

The trail travels 17.0 miles through mountain parks, aspen groves, and spruce/fir forest, and along alpine ridge tops above timberline.

photo: San Juan National Forest. Photo by USFS.

Length: 17.00 miles
Loop Trail? Yes
Type: Backcountry
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Camping
Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running

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Location: In San Juan NF, NW of Durango at Kennebec Pass.
State(s): Colorado
Counties: Montezuma
Longitude: -108.011470503269
Latitude: 37.4517329331423

Driving Directions

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.

Description

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.

Additional Details

Width: 18 inches.
Primary Surface: Asphalt
Secondary Surface: Rock, boulders
Rock, smooth
Soil

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 Documents

Document: USFS Trail Map/Overview
Website: USFS Trail Details

Contact Information

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.

Darren Uptain
San Juan National Forest
Dolores Ranger District
P.O. Box 210
Dolores, CO 81323
(970) 882-7296
duptain@fs.fed.us
https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/sanjuan/about-forest/districts/?cid=stelprdb

 

Photos

San Juan National Forest. Photo by USFS.

San Juan National Forest. Photo by USFS.

San Juan National Forest. Photo by USFS.

San Juan National Forest. Photo by USFS.

 

San Juan National Forest. Photo by USFS.

San Juan National Forest. Photo by USFS.

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