Looking for a quiet place around Durango to go hiking? Head to the Cascade Creek Trail 30 miles away from main town Durango. Situated in the calm and lush environs of San Juan National Forest, the trail crosses the Cascade Creek and offers views of some spectacular waterfalls in these mountain ranges. A hint of warning; there are two trails sharing the Cascade Creek name. They are situated on two sides of the creek. The Forest Service champions the trail on the west but it is not accessible when the creek has too much water. All throughout the trail, you will see pines, meadows, waterfalls, mountains and plenty of green cover. The hike itself is relatively moderate and easy enough for older people and kids. Do not forget to catch glimpses of the Grizzly Peak on the trail every now and then.
Cascade Creek Trail Travel Tips
- Cascade Creek is swift moving and almost dangerous in spring. If possible, avoid crossing the creek in this season.
- Do not wander off to any of the private properties along the trail.
- Not many people can find the start of this trail easily. Make sure to follow the directions diligently.
- On the other hand, there are very little crowds here!
How to Reach Cascade Creek Trail
- You need to hire a car to get here.
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1.98% of people who visit Durango include Cascade Creek Trail in their plan
33.33% of people start their Cascade Creek Trail visit around 8 PM
People usually take around 5 Hrs to see Cascade Creek Trail
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Cascade Creek Trail
People normally also visit Woods Lake while planning their trip to Cascade Creek Trail.