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South West Colorado Mountain Bike Destinations Road Trip

Buena Vista, Colorado

Buena Vista offers a wide range of riding options for visiting mountain bikers. From the family-friendly River Road to the superb singletracks of the Colorado Trail and the Midland Railroad Grade, there is something for everyone. Buena Vista, Colorado


Features Carbondale, Rifle, New Castle and Parachute, Colorado

Opportunities for biking adventures abound around Carbondale. There are plenty of easy, paved trails for leisure bicycling and walking within this central region of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, which covers Aspen, Snowmass Village, Basalt, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs and Rifle. Carbondale, Colorado

Crested Butte & Gunnison

Features the 401 Trail

The Crested Butte area has some of the best mountain biking in the country. This isn’t happenstance. Many believe that true mountain biking really began in Crested Butte. The more you ride here, the more you realize why mountain biking endures here. Crested Butte & Gunnison, Colorado


The public lands adjacent to Montrose have numerous mountain bike routes. Montrose, Colorado


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. Telluride, Colorado


Features Phil's World in Cortez Colorado

In the lower-left corner of Colorado, the little town of Cortez has a funky-weird vibe and some of the best new trails in the Southwest. Cortez, Colorado


Features The Colorado Trail

There are hundreds of miles of mountain trails that offer the rider scenic beauty with easy to moderate terrain as well as scenic beauty with extremely challenging terrain. Not the least of which is the flagship of the state, the Colorado Trail. Durango, Colorado


Features Salida, Poncha Springs & Monarch, Colorado

The Colorado Trail, the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail, the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route and the Rainbow Trail all cross paths in Salida. Salida, Colorado

Canon City

Canon City and the Royal Gorge Region are a one-stop shopping place for family fun, adventure seekers, and those just looking to relax surrounded by incredible natural scenery. There is something for every type of mountain biker in the Canon City area. From the beginner to the expert, you can find just about any type of trail in the 70 miles of trails immediately surrounding Pueblo. Canon City & Pueblo, Colorado

Pueblo, Colorado

Pueblo, Colorado

Colorado Springs

For years, fat tire enthusiasts have regarded Colorado Springs in the upper-echelon of destinations when they have the urge to explore some dirt trails. Colorado Springs, Colorado