North Canyon Trail (656)

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

North Canyon Trail #656 is 2.0 miles long and popular for horseback riders. The trail takes off just across the road from the North Canyon Campground. The trail takes you through ponderosa pine and aspen forests. A scenic overlook of Vallecito Reservoir is available on a side trail along the way.

  • Distance (one-way): 2 miles
  • Minimum elevation: 7,730 feet
  • Maximum elevation: 8,770 feet

At a Glance

Best Season: Spring, Summer and Fall
Restrictions: Non-motorized use only
Closest Towns: Durango, CO
Bayfield, CO
Water: Purification recommended
Restroom: Practice Leave No Trace
Information Center: Columbine Ranger District

General Information

Directions:

From Durango, CO: Travel 17 miles on Florida Road, County Road #240. Turn left onto County Road #501. After 4 miles, slight right onto Forest Road #603 to the entrance of North Canyon Campground. Trailhead is across street from the entrance.

From Bayfield, CO: Travel 14 miles north on County Road #501, then 2.5 miles northeast on Forest Road #603 to the entrance of North Canyon Campground. Trailhead is across street from the entrance.


Activities


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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
2.0 miles

  Elevation : 
7,730' - 8,770'

 



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