This area has a lot of off trail meadows and play areas. There are two-approximately 40 mile loops here that are groomed with lots of other non groomed trails. This trail is a multiple use trail utilized by dog sledders, cross country skiers & snowmobilers. Check the avalanche forecast before heading out as the Windy Gap to Gold Run area is avalanche prone.
From Durango take U.S. Highway 160 west to Mancos. Turn north in Mancos on Highway 184 to County Road 42 (approximately 3 blocks north from the Highway 184 turnoff). Head north on County Road 42 to Forest Road 561.