Perins Peak Hike
The Perins Peak Hike is a fantastic adventure in Durango that climbs up a rugged mountain for exceptional views overlooking Durango and the surrounding landscape. Hikers should take note that this route is closed periodically for habitat protection purposes. You can check the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Website for information on trail closures. You will also need a valid hunting or fishing license in order to enter the Perins Wilderness Area, or else you will be fined.
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Route Description for Perins Peak Hike
If you are after a solid half-day hike near Durango that will provide a good challenge and reward you with stunning views overlooking the surrounding San Juan Mountains, then the Perins Peak Hike will be a great option for you to explore.
Setting out from the trailhead, you will make your way to the southwest and climb uphill through the wooded gulch, before following the trail as it bends around to the east. Here, you will make the final push up to the summit of Perins Peak, which is marked by a large cairn.
Those who want to experience a breathtaking sightline overlooking Durango and the surrounding landscape can continue further past the carin, but should exercise caution if doing so. After taking in the views, make your way back down the trail to return to your vehicle.
Getting to the Perins Peak Hike Trailhead
The trailhead for the Perins Peak Hike can be found off Tanglewood Drive, 2.9 km northwest of US-550.
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