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Dolores County Colorado Hiking Trails

Stoner Mesa Trail #624

Located within the Dolores Ranger District of San Juan National Forest, the 17.5 mile Stoner Mesa Trail is rated moderate/difficult and has a starting elevation of 7,560' (Lower Stoner Trailhead) and an ending elevation of 11,650' (Calico Trail).

The Stoner Mesa Trail starts across the West Fork of th Dolores River from the Lower Stoner Trailhead on the West Fork Road (FDR 535), about 3 miles from the Highway 145 turnoff. Stoner Mesa Trail climbs the mesa side and tops out at 8,700' within the first 2 miles, then climbs steadily northeast for 10 miles where it meets the Twin Springs Trail #739 at Twin Springs.

You may, at this point choose to go over the top of the mountain on the Stoner Mesa Trail, or you can skirt the mountain to the east and join the Stoner Creek Trail. Stoner Mesa Trail continues 2.5 miles over the mountain and back to the valley. From the valley it's a steep climb for almost 3 miles to an elevation of 11,600' where you circle 12,113' Eagle Peak and arrive at the Calico Trail #641 crossing between Eagle Peak and Calico Peak.

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