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    Meadow Loop via Horse Gulch Trail

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    5.3 km
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    147 m
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    The Meadow Loop via Horse Gulch Trail is a great hiking route in Durango that will take you uphill for some pleasant views of the surrounding landscape. While out hiking the trail, you will climb uphill alongside Horse Gulch, before completing a short loop around a meadow that offers some views of the Durango scenery. This trail is also used by mountain bike enthusiasts, so remember to share the path and keep an eye out if you are hiking with young children or dogs.

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    Route Description for Meadow Loop via Horse Gulch Trail

    If you are in the Durango area and are in the mood for a relatively short and easy hiking experience with pleasant views of the landscape, then the Meadow Loop via Horse Gulch Trail is a great excursion for a fun afternoon outdoors.

    Setting out from the trailhead, you will make your way to the southeast alongside Horse Gulch, gradually climbing uphill next to the stream to eventually arrive at a fork in the path. Here, you will head right and climb further uphill, completing a loop to the northeast that will take you around a meadow with some scenic views of the area.

    After descending the hillside and arriving back at the junction, simply follow your initial path along Horse Gulch to return to the trailhead where you began your hiking adventure.

    Getting to the Meadow Loop via Horse Gulch Trail Trailhead

    The starting point for the Meadow Loop via Horse Gulch Trail can be found at the parking lot at the end of E 3rd Street in Durango.

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