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Perins Peak is a rather lengthy and difficult hike, but it is also one of the most rewarding day hikes Durango has to offer. The almost 7-mile roundtrip hike around Perins Peak begins at many locations but two recommendable options are taking the same routes previously described towards Hogsback but following the trail markers for Perins Peak, or alternatively, starting where Rockridge Dr. and Tanglewood Dr. intersect, taking the back way up the mountain. Either way, there isn’t much heavy foot traffic on the way up to Perins Peak, which creates a wonderful sense of calm and immersion in nature. The overhang, which is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Durango due to its sheer, dropping cliff and jutting ledge, provides the perfect setting for incredible pictures and a place to relax and enjoy the view of town.
Take Main street to 25th, turn left and head west to Clovis, turn left again and head up the hill to the Rockridge subdivision. Turn right on Tanglewood and at the end, you’ll see a parking lot for Perins.
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