North Canyon Trail (656)
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
|Restroom:||Practice Leave No Trace|
|Information Center:||Columbine Ranger District|
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.