Cascade Creek Trail

Written by Raymond Hamilton.

Elevation Difficulty Recommended Use Distance Season
9,200 feet Moderate to Difficult
4.7 Miles Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day Weekend

Driving Directions:

From Durango, Colorado, 30 miles north of Durango on U.S. Highway 550, turn west on the Cascade dirt road (frontage access sign). This road eventually turns to 4WD but there is a little cul-de-sac area just past the flume where some parking is available. If continuing, follow the dirt road approximately 3/4 of a mile to a red gate before a cabin on the right. Open the gate and follow the road until it dead ends at the trailhead.

Hiking Directions:

There is a trail on both sides of the creek. The east side is a stock driveway that is steep and muddy in spots. The trail on the west is more pleasant, staying closer to the stream with more moderate hiking. Directly across the creek where Engine Creek Trail veers north away from the trail is where the trails turns into Graysill Trail. It is best to cross the creek up a little higher. There are several beautiful views and waterfalls.


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