Old Railroad Grade Topo Map

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What’s this? An easy ride on dirt in the vicinity of Durango? HOW CAN THIS BE?!!! It is not known who first hatched the idea of clearing this old rail route and thus giving local cyclists a chance to cruise on flat terrain, but it is said the poor bastard was dragged to the town square by an angry mob and beaten with an old pair of Rock Shox. Seriously—Southwesterners are happy to have this pleasant and relaxing ride in their midst. The cruising takes place on the grade of the old Rio Grande Southern (RGS) railroad. Born in 1890, during the hot years of mining, the RGS operated on a route connecting Ridgway, Placerville, Telluride, Rico, Dolores, Mancos, and finally Durango, where it connected with the tracks of the Denver & Rio Grande. The RGS was a narrow-gauge line, its rails placed a mere three feet apart as an adaptation to the sharp turns and tight spaces of the rugged mountains. Trail Surface: 100% dirt road (with an option for rustic doubletrack and brief singletrack).
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Mancos, Colorado

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Mar 2018