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Smelter Mountain Trail

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Trail

1.2 mile 1.9 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 1,092' 333 m
Descent: -2' -1 m
High: 7,617' 2,322 m
Low: 6,526' 1,989 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 17% (10°)
Max Grade: 39% (22°)

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Trail shared by aaron moore

This is a nice, steep training hill overlooking Durango.

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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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Sep 12, 2019
Carlos Vences Jr.
2.4mi — 1h 20m
May 12, 2019
Mark Davidson
Hike with kids and ML

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