Del Norte’s Lookout Mountain is a USGS named summit at 8,475 feet. It is part of the Town of Del Norte’s 200-acre Lookout Mountain Park Trails System. The recreational park and entire trails system, to date, comprises almost eight miles of natural surface, single track trails providing diverse experiences to hikers, runners, bicyclists, and equestrians. The more difficult one-mile trail to the summit has an elevation gain of 600 feet with wonderful craggy switchbacks near the top. Its breathtaking summit view displays the entire San Luis Valley and the upper Rio Grande corridor. The land and trails system connect the town to the Del Norte High School on the east, to the BLM land on the south, and to the Rio Grande Hospital and Medical Center on the west.
The Riverwalk Trail is situated on the Rio Grande and accessed from North Park (aka Town Park) at the north end of Spruce Street just off of US Highway 112. This 2,600 foot long concrete trail originates at the Fishing Pier and Boardwalk and extends along the Rio Grande. It is an ADA accessible winding riparian trail, allowing for fishing from the banks.
The Linear Walking Trail is a 3,100 foot walking trail around the grassy Del Norte Community Athletic Fields. It is located at the southeast edge of town on Frisco Creek Drive off of south French Street.