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Nordenskiold Site #16 is a 1.75 mile round trip hike with 193 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 37 miles west of Durango Colorado. The trailhead is car accessible. May and October are the best months to enjoy this hike.
Overview: Beginning at Wetherill Mesa Kiosk, take the trail for Badger House Community, which heads south. When the trail comes to a T, head right (west). The designated trailhead is across the tram road. From here, the viewpoint is another .5 miles one-way.
Only open Memorial Day to Labor Day.
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.