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Directions to Trailheads:
Junction Creek Trailhead:
Latitude: 37.3314, Longitude: -107.9030
Elevation: 7,054 feet
From Main Avenue in Durango (Hwy 550) turn West onto 25th Street. This will become Junction Creek
road, follow it for a little over 3 miles to the trailhead located on the left side of the road just past the large
parking area with restrooms.
Dry Fork Trailhead:
Latitude: 37.3309, Longitude: -107.9384
Elevation: 7,461 feet
From Main Avenue (hwy 550) in Durango turn West onto Highway 160. Follow 160 West for
approximately 3.4 miles and then turn right onto Lighter Creek Road (County Road 207). Follow Lightner
Creek Road for slightly over 1 mile and turn right onto County Road 208 and follow it for about 3 miles.
The trailhead will be on the left side of the road with a big corral for horses and a large parking area.
La Plata Canyon Trailhead:
Latitude: 37.74517, Longitude: -108.0115
Elevation: 11,653 feet
Head South on Main Avenue in Durango. Take a slight right onto Camino del Rio (US 550) and follow it for
about 0.8 miles. Make a right turn onto US Highway 160 (CO-789). Follow this highway West out of town
for roughly 11 miles. Then make a right run onto La Plata Canyon Road (CR 124). Follow this road for a
little over 9 miles to reach the trailhead with a good sized parking lot. Note, the La Plata Canyon Road
becomes 4x4 recommended towards the top and is closed seasonally due to heavy snow.
Little Molas Lake Trailhead:
Latitude: 37.7427, Longitude: -107.7117
Elevation: 10,980 feet
From Main Avenue (hwy 550) in Durango head North out of town and stay on this highway for roughly 38
miles. Take the first left just past Molas Pass rest area (to the right of 550). Follow it for about a mile.
This road will lead to Little Molas Lake and the Colorado Trailhead area with parking at the far West end
of the camping area. The road here is not paved but there is a nice large parking area and restroom
facilities at the trailhead.