Based in Durango, Colorado, Trails 2000 is a
501c3 organization that builds and maintains trails; educates trail users and encourages
connectivity on road, path and trail.
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Difficulty Rating: Moderate
Length: 500 steps, 250 feet elevation gain
System: In town
Connections: Nature Trail; Fort Lewis/Rim Drive Trail
Durango’s SkySteps officially opened in June 2017, creating a town to sky connect from Durango to the Fort Lewis College campus, home of the Skyhawks. The stairway, which extends over 500 steps and gains over 250 feet in elevation along the Nature Trail in Durango, makes for a wonderful walking route, commute to the college or training steps right in town. In partnership with the City of Durango and Fort Lewis College, the steps were built entirely by Trails 2000 volunteers and crews. Durango’s SkySteps are amongst various urban stairs that have been long recognized as fitness and tourist destinations, including the Manitou Incline near Colorado Springs, known as one of the most popular and challenging hikes in the area, and the iconic Santa Monica Stairs in Los Angeles.
From Main Avenue in Durango, take 10th Street east to the corner of 10th Street and 6th Avenue; park there and head to the bottom of the Nature Trail to access the steps. You can also access the steps from Fort Lewis College campus by following North College Drive, or 8th Avenue, to Rim Drive. Parking is available across from the chapel. This is the downhill version of the stairs.
Visit the Trail Conditions Report for current conditions and photos.
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