Rt. 550 N (just N of Durango Mtn Resort (east side of road), Durango, CO
For Saturday, 10/19 at 9:00 AM
The Purgatory Flats hike is just north of Durango Mtn Resort on the right (East) side of the road. The hike is out and back 4 miles (~8 mi. round-trip) dropping just over 1000 ft. with most of the drop at the beginning followed by a fair amount of up and down as you traverse along the creek side canyon. The hike heads down the creek canyon until reaching the Animas River, where the turnaround is. (probably 3+ to 4 hours total depending on speed)
We'll meet at 9AM and start the hike by 9:10 AM at the latest.
This hike will occur if there is at least 3 members signed up by end of day today. If not, I'll issue a cancellation by 7:30 AM on Saturday (so be sure to double-check before you leave tomorrow).
There is a small parking area on the road leading to the trailhead. Look for the vehicle with the red bandana on the bike rack.
There may still be a bit of snow / ice on the trail, near the top or in the canyon shade, just FYI.
Map of trailhead parking below: