This immensely popular route follows the South Platte River as it winds west into the mountains. Waterton Canyon serves as trailhead for the 473-mile-long Colorado Trail, offering sampling of the beauty and grandeur of the high country. The scenic canyon, the rumbling Platte and the wide, flat road draws the outdoorsy in large but comfortable numbers to the area. Since the canyon serves as trailhead for a monstrously long walk to Durango, you can hike as far as you please.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Elevation Gain||80 ft|
|Duration||1 hour, 30 minutes|
|Trailhead Elevation||5,550 ft|
|Top Elevation||5,600 ft|
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