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Hesperus Ski Area


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Hesperus Ski Area Trail Map, Hesperus, Colorado

Hesperus Ski Area

Closed for the 2023-2024 Season

Hesperus Ski Area is small but mighty fun offering the only night skiing and riding in Southwest Colorado! Families will love this small resort with it’s tubing hill, ski and snowboard lessons, Bug Out Terrain Park, snowcat skiing, and on-site rentals. Hesperus Ski Area is west of Durango with 26 trails on 60 skiable acres; no getting lost here.

Ski poles at the summit of the mountain with amazing views of Hesperus Ski Area near Durango, Colorado.
Heavy snow fall and ski shack at Hesperus Ski Area near Durango, Colorado.

The double chair lift takes you up to the 8,880 foot summit where there are green, blue and black diamond runs. The Marmot Hill tubing area is on the east side of the lower mountain. It’s the perfect pitch for snow tubing. Lanes provide you the opportunity to have a friendly race with family and friends. Between the two is the terrain park for those riders who like the challenge of freestyle.

Night skiing view from the bottom of ski slope at Hesperus Ski Area near Durango, Colorado.
Getting the tubes ready for some tubing hill fun at Hesperus Ski Area near Durango, Colorado.

The Hesperus Ski Area is near Hesperus, Colorado, in the southwestern part of Colorado. It is along US 160 between Durango and Mancos, Colorado.

General Skiing Information

Season Opening Date: December 27, 2025
Season Closing Date: March 15, 2026
Vertical Rise: 788 ft.
Terrain: 60 acres
Number of Trails: 26

  • green beginner symbolBeginner - 30%
  • blue intermediate symbolIntermediate - 20%
  • black diamond advanced symbolAdvanced - 50%

Terrain Parks: 1 (Bug Out)
Annual Snowfall: 150 inches
Lifts: 2 Total (1 Double, 1 Tow)

Additional Activities: Night Skiing & Tubing Hill


Base Elevation: 8,100 ft.
Summit Elevation: 8,888 ft.
Map Location: Southwest P-5
Location: 11 miles west of Durango; 16 miles east of Mancos.

More Activities & Information

Durango, Colorado includes: Bayfield, Hesperus, Ignacio, Lemon, Vallecito Lake

Mesa Verde Area, Colorado includes: Cortez, Mancos

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