Big Bend Trail #519 is a 5.36 mile one way hike with 55 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 23 miles north-northwest of Durango Colorado.
This trail would make an excellent loop trail, as would most other trails in the Hermosa Creek drainage. The trail follows a stream except for the top part, which follows a ridge. There are wonderful fishing holes, beautiful views, and several types of wildflowers. You may see elk, coyote, and an occasional bear. Water should always be purified, to avoid problems with Giardia.
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This hike is listed as One-Way.
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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.