Several trails traverse the high country, including the Highline Loop National Recreational Trail. The trail travels 17.0 miles through mountain parks, aspen groves, and spruce/fir forest, and along alpine ridge tops above timberline. High elevation trail somewhat difficult to follow. Affords excellent views of Hermosa Creek.
Directions from Durango, Colorado: Take U.S. Highway 160 west of Durango for 11 miles to County Road #124 at Herperus. Turn right (north) here and travel through Mayday, following the La Plata River. This road becomes Forest Development Road #498 and the last 3 miles to Kennebec Pass are 4WD only.
Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend .