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Smelter Mountain Trail

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This is a nice, steep training hill overlooking Durango.


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Map Key

1.2

Miles

1.9

KM

Point to Point

7,617' 2,322 m

High

6,526' 1,989 m

Low

1,092' 333 m

Up

2' 1 m

Down

17%

Avg Grade (10°)

39%

Max Grade (22°)

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Open year-round, but from December 1 through April 15 the trail is open only from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and dogs are prohibited.

Description

If you are looking for a nice, steep alternative to Hogsback, Smelter Mountain Trail will do the trick. At 1.2 miles, this trail can be a quick pre/post work hike.

From the parking lot, hike downhill, cross the little stream, and then head up! The trail is in great shape and climbs steadily with a few challenging sections until you reach the top with a view overlooking Durango.

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Jul 1, 2020
David Nixon
1.2mi — 6h 20m
Sep 12, 2019
Carlos Vences Jr.
2.4mi — 1h 20m
May 12, 2019
Mark Davidson
Hike with kids and ML