Hike Molas Trail to Elk Park
The hike down offers dramatic views of the canyon below and possibly a glimpse of the D&SNG as it passes through the canyon. Beautiful scenes are plentiful on this hike. The trail leads down into Animas Canyon and eventually to Elk Park with 35 switchbacks for the descent which means we finish with an ascent! Hardy hikers only. We will cross the Animas River via a bridge at 3.7, cross the tracks and on to Elk Park, the railroad stop for our historical narrow gauge train at 4.4 miles, our destination and lunch spot. This could be a 6 to 8 hour hiking day, pace will be moderate but rating hard. Carpool $9. Limit 15 due to wilderness regulations. Dogs OK.
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Durango Rec Center 8:00 am
Purgatory Resort 8:30 am
8.7 miles 2240 ft.