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Prater Ridge Trail is a 7.4 mile round trip hike with 1,240 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 30 miles west of Durango Colorado. The trailhead is car accessible. September and June are the best months to enjoy this hike.
Check out the Official Route and Triplogs.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.