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  1. The Knife Edge Trail, located outside the Morefield campground, is a 2 mile out-and-back trail that coasts above the Montezuma valley.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    0.0 miles
    Duration
  2. Box Canyon Trail parallels the West Mancos River in the beautiful La Plata Range of the San Juan mountains.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    6793.2 miles
    Duration
    That's 12 miles at 2 mph. If Granny and the kids are along, you may want to double the times. Young people in excellent shape could cut off an hour or two.
  3. Hovenweep is home to many ancient ruins and a mild hiking trail along a canyon rim.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    26.9 miles
    Duration
    Not including time to stop and investigate the ruins, this trail should take no longer than an hour.
  4. The Sand Canyon Trail in Canyons of the Ancients is a hike that meanders through a juniper and pinion pine forest past multiple ruins of the ancestral Puebloans.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    0.0 miles
    Duration
  5. Animas City Mountain trail information and description in Durango, Colorado.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    39.3 miles
    Duration
    At a quick walking pace the loop takes roughly 2.5 hours to complete.
  6. Point Lookout Trail climbs from the Morefield campground amphitheater in Mesa Verde National Park. The trail consists of 25 switchbacks followed by a relatively flat walk to a viewpoint that overlooks the winding park highway.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    29.7 miles
    Duration
  7. Geyser Spring trail is a quick hike that leads to the only true geyser in Colorado.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    37.8 miles
    Duration
    At a steady moderate pace it should take two hours at the most.
  8. A sublime hike through magical forests of pine and aspen groves, leading to a beautiful hot springs in which your body can soak after the long climb.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    54.1 miles
    Duration
  9. The Sharkstooth Trail leads to Sharkstooth pass with gorgeous views of the La Plata mountains.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    28.1 miles
    Duration
    If you stop often and take the detour for the old mining operation, it could take about three hours, otherwise it's a pretty quick hike.
  10. The Hippie House Loop is located just outside Cortez, Colorado and makes a wonderful hike the whole family can enjoy.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    7.3 miles
    Duration
    Given the simplicity and the relatively short hike, 1.5 hours should be more than enough time to complete this loop at a leisurely pace.
  11. Owen Basin is a scenic hiking trail near Mancos, Colorado in the La Plata mountains.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    25.3 miles
    Duration
  12. The Dolores River Canyon trail is a pleasant trail leading through a gorgeous red rock canyon.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    68.4 miles
    Duration
    It will take about three hours for an out and back to the petroglyphs. If you are feeling good, continue the trail into the canyon.
  13. Petroglyph Point Trail is a hiking loop in Mesa Verde National Park.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    9.4 miles
    Duration
    Give yourself a little extra time to spend looking at the petroglyphs.
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