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Telluride Mountain Biking: Colorado

Mountain Biking in Telluride, Colorado

Mountain Bike Destination Guide & GPX Files for San Miguel County, Colorado

Area includes:

  • Telluride

Mountain Bike Routes & Trails

MTB Routes and Trails

Telluride Mountain Biking

Mountain bikers of all levels can challenge their abilities during their Telluride vacation on dramatic vertical terrain or take a relaxing tour through the breathtaking scenery of the Uncompahgre National Forest. Old mining roads and single-tracks in the region climb 9,500 feet to historic sites and rugged mountain beauty. The San Juan Hut System (overnight facilities) connects Telluride to Moab, Utah with 206 miles of varied terrain. Phil's World near Cortez, CO, about an hour from Telluride, also offers great trails for mountain biking.

"The San Juan Mountains provide a variety of terrain perfect for riding. From the town of Telluride, find challenging trails that explore old mining roads and basins high above the box canyon. For longer, moderate trails, mountain bikers can link several former railroad tracks throughout the valley and to the west. When the snow melts, the Telluride Ski Resort transforms into a biking playground with plenty of trails that meander through aspen groves and lush meadows.

The free scenic gondola cabins are outfitted with bike racks in the summer. From San Sophia Station, access bike trails for both Telluride and Mountain Village." -- Visit Telluride

San Juan Hut System

Telluride to Moab

The San Juan Hut System Telluride to Moab Route consists of a 6 night / 7 day bike ride, traversing from Telluride, through the Alpine Peaks of the San Juan’s, to Moab’s Canyon Country and Desert Slickrock. The 4 night/ 5 day ride follows the same route, but stops short of the La Sal Mountains and the awesome descent into Moab Canyon Country. In 2014 substantial new singletrack became available. The San Juan Hut System’s Telluride to Moab Bike Route follows 215 miles of secondary dirt roads and/or singletrack from Telluride, leaving the high alpine tundra of the San Juan Mountains to the desert slickrock and canyon country of Moab, Utah. This route is designed for beginner to advanced riders in good physical condition and offers alternate-Single Track routes between various huts to extend your trip and offer more challenges. The Telluride to Moab Route is a bit easier than its sister route, Durango to Moab and spends a bit more time in the mountainous terrain. It is perfect for those who are first time riders with San Juan Hut Systems or those who want more flexibility and time in their day to explore singeltrack alternates. Substantial new single track options was added for the summer 2014!

San Juan Hut System