Highline Loop Trail will make your jaw drop with its never-ending breathtaking scenery from start to finish. But it’s not only beautiful, it is a solid workout traversing through high elevation in a somewhat long trail.
The hike is rated moderate to difficult and the trail is lightly used giving hikers a sense of serenity and seclusion from the city’s hustle and bustle.
National Recreation Trail
Highline Loop Trail was designated as a National Recreation Trail in 1979. It is a 17 mile long backcountry loop trail that gains an elevation of 1,080 feet and traverses through tundra clad plateau, and forests and meadows in La Plata Mountains along the western side of Continental Divide near Durango.
Address: Durango, CO
Season: June to October