San Luis Valley Trail Guide

Whether you are looking for a challenging alpine adventure or a casual hike with beautiful Colorado scenery, we’ve conveniently compiled 17 of our all-time favorite San Luis Valley Trails into one handy guide.  In addition to routes and maps, within the guide you'll also find a plethora of insider tips so you can hike with confidence! Whichever hike you choose, you are sure to find adventure and create lasting memories.  

Download the guide below or pick up a physical copy at the Colorado Welcome Center on your way into town.

Remember to Care for Colorado when exploring our trails!   

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The Trail Guide

The Trail Guide

The ultimate guide for exploring the San Luis Valley's vast trail system! Find hikes within the awe-inspiring Great Sand Dunes National Park, the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness, the rugged Rio Grande National Forest, and so much more. Your next unforgettable adventure starts right here.

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Zapata Falls Trail

Length: 0.8 Miles

Difficulty: Easy to Medium

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South Rock Creek Trail

Length: 4 Miles Round Trip

Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult

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Del Norte Quarry Trail

Length: 4.5-6 Miles

Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult

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Alamosa Wildlife Refuge Trail

Length: 3.75 Miles Round Trip

Difficulty: Easy

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Middle Frisco Trail

Length: 13.1 Miles Round Trip

Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult

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Mosca Pass Trail

Length: 7 Miles Round Trip

Difficulty: Moderate

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Rio Grande Trail

Length: 3.2 to 4.5 Round Trip

Difficulty: Easy

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Giant Fir Trail

Length: 1 Mile Round Trip

Difficulty: Easy to Medium

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Penitente Canyon Trail

Length: Variable-25 Miles of Trail in Total

Difficulty: Variable Based on Trail 

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Embargo Creek Trail

Length: 11.8 Miles Round Trip

Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult

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Creede Mining Loop Trails

Length: 7.25 Miles Round Trip

Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult

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Orient Land Trust Trail

Length: 4 Miles Round Trip

Difficulty: Easy to Medium

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Wolf Creek Pass Trail

Length: Variable, pick a segment to hike

Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult

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North Crestone Trail

Length: 7 to 11.4 Miles Round Trip 

Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult 

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Oxbow Trails System

Length: 0.47 to 1.1 Miles Round Trip

Difficulty: Easy

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Duck Lake Trail

Length: 7.4 Miles Round Trip

Difficulty: Easy to Medium

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High Dune Trail

Length: 2.5 Miles Round Trip

Difficulty: Medium to Moderate

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