Mountain Biking Durango  by John Peel

Mountain Biking Durango Guide Book

by John Peel (Falcon Guides)
Mountain Biking Durango  by John Peel
Here are 39 of the best rides in the Durango area, from downtown to the high ridges and peaks near Purgatory, Silverton, and along the Continental Divide. Take your pick from scenic road routes, hot singletracks, lung-popping climbs, and demented downhills. Detailed ride descriptions make it easy to find the trailheads and follow the routes - helping you stay on track with accurate distances keyed to easy-to-read maps and ratings for physical and technical difficulty.

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Trails from the "Mountain Biking Durango" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 39.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 39.

Highlights include views of town and the surrounding area. This ride offers a great workout and a good downhill test. If you feel good after this ride, you're in great shape. It is located just nor ...
Durango, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5.9
In the west La Plata Mountains, circling around the West Mancos River canyon, in the San Juan National Forest. Riders experience all types of tread on this big loop, and circle around a huge section ...
Mancos, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 24.1
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This is a great high-altitude ride with spectacular views. Near Blackhawk Mountain you’re a long way from help, and the weather can get nasty. Be prepared for the worst. The downhill off Blackhawk Mo ...
Durango, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 23.4
In the west La Plata Mountains, San Juan National Forest. Nice way to see the La Platas without straining too much.
Mancos, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8.7
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A loop around Graysill Mountain, in the San Juan National Forest. This route is totally above 10,000 feet, and offers some great views--everything from Engineer Mountain to the Needles to Lizard Head ...
Durango, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 28.5
North of Purgatory Ski Resort in the Cascade Creek drainage, in the San Juan National Forest. Great views of Engineer Mountain and Grizzly Peak, and some waterfalls on Cascade Creek and tributaries.
Durango, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 22.1
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Durango city limits at Chapman Hill Ski Area. A fun downhill with switchbacks. This ride, combined with Horse Gulch, makes up the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic race horse.. Because some of the Iron Ho ...
Durango, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 2.2
Following cross-country ski loops west of the La Plata Mountains, n the San Juan National Forest. A nice mellow ride in a ponderosa forest.
Mancos, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 9.5
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About 10 miles west of Pagosa Springs, on the San Juan National Forest. A relatively mellow ride in a nice forest. Views from the top are somewhat limited by trees.
Pagosa Springs, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 11.2
About 10 miles west of Pagosa Springs, on the San Juan National Forest. This is a pretty good, out-of-the-way ride. Nothing spectacular, but solidly fun.
Pagosa Springs, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 12.4
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West of Silverton, n the San Juan Mountains. A beautiful high mountain lake. Although steep, the road is fairly smooth and not horribly long.
Silverton, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5.3
North and West of Durango in the San Juan National Forest. This is a traditional Durango ride, with lots of singletrack and a beautiful view of the Junction Creek valley, and it can be done round-tri ...
Durango, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 17.6
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North and west of Durango in the San Juan National Forest. Parts of the Colorado Trail have a back-of-beyond feel, and basically, that's where this section takes you. The singletrack is sweet, thank ...
Durango, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 45.5
Between Bayfield and Pagosa Springs, east above the Piedra River drainage, in the San Juan National Forest. That very fast downhill. Although the road gains almost 3,300 feet, there are no extreme c ...
Pagosa Springs, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 24.4
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A short distance west of Durango in the San Juan National Forest. Basically all singletrack! Fun downhill section.
Durango, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 9.2
Northwest of Durango in the La Plata Mountains, on the San Juan National Forest. This is the classic, high-altitude training ride. If this doesn't make you hurt, consider going pro Fields of colorf ...
Durango, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 9
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South of Purgatory Resort, in the San Juan National Forest. This is a nice half-day loop, excellent when the weather is a bit iffy. Some great views north while climbing Elbert Creek Road.
Durango, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 14.8
North of Durango beginning near Purgatory Ski Resort and finishing in Hermosa, in the San Juan National Forest. Lots of singletrack; 3.2 miles on dirt road; 11 miles on gravel road; 1.5 miles on pave ...
Durango, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 26.6
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Located northeast of Durango on the east side of Missionary Ridge, in the San Juan National Forest. This is an excellent backcountry adventure ride. Hazards include logs across the trail, cow pies, ...
Durango, CO - Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10.9
Northeast of Durango, crossing from the east to the west side of missionary Ridge, in the San Juan National Forest. Great technical downhill. If you can clean it, you're a stud or studette. This ri ...
Durango, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 23.8
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