San Luis Valley Trail Guide

Whether you are looking for a challenging alpine adventure or a casual hike with beautiful Colorado scenery, we’ve compiled 17 of our favorite San Luis Valley Trails.  Plus, we’ve provided insider tips, so you can hike like a local!  Whichever hike you choose, you are sure to find adventure and create lasting memories.  

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High Dune Trail

Length: 2.5 Miles Round Trip

Difficulty: Medium to Moderate

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Wolf Creek Pass Trail

Length: Variable, pick a segment to hike

Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult

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Duck Lake Trail

Length: 7.4 Miles Round Trip

Difficulty: Easy to Medium

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Rio Grande Trail

Length: 3.2 to 4.5 Round Trip

Difficulty: Easy

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North Crestone Trail

Length: 7 to 11.4 Miles Round Trip 

Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult 

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Embargo Creek Trail

Length: 11.8 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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Middle Frisco Trail

Length: 13.1 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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Giant Fir Trail

Length: 1 Mile Round Trip

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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Creede Mining Loop Trails

Length: 7.25 Miles Round Trip

Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult

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Penitente Canyon Trail

Length: Variable-25 Miles of Trail in Total

Difficulty: Variable Based on Trail 

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Zapata Falls Trail

Length: 0.8 Miles

Difficulty: Easy to Medium

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Alamosa Wildlife Refuge Trail

Length: 3.75 Miles Round Trip

Difficulty: Easy

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Oxbow Trails System

Length: 0.47 to 1.1 Miles Round Trip

Difficulty: Easy

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