In addition to the incredible mountain bike trails and fun bike events in Durango, there’s also many other great things to do on bikes in the area. Venture out alone or with friends into terrain that is known for some of the best mountain biking in the world, hit the highways on your road bike for a tour of Southwest Colorado, or stay in town and explore Durango’s parks and other local favorites around town. Winter, spring, summer, or fall, you’ll find a wide array of things to do on bikes in Durango.
Durango Mountain Bike Trails System
It’s a well-known fact that good mountain biking communities start with good terrain to ride. Within an hour of Durango, elevations range from 4,500 to 13,000 feet. This provides many varied choices of both terrain and climate, creating exceptional training opportunities any time of year. This landscape is enhanced by an awesome mountain bike trail system. A hundred years ago, cattle barons and miners built trails all over Southwest Colorado in search of gold and grassy meadows. Today, Trails 2000 has transformed this historic trail network into hundreds of miles of recreational trails. Whether they are being ridden in search of gold medals or grassy meadows, they are some of the best mountain biking trails anywhere. You can give back to the trails by joining Trails 2000 or attending a trail work event. Trails 2000 publishes free maps of the Telegraph trail system, which are available at the Durango Area Tourism Office. Contact the Durango Area Toursim Office for more details.
Durango Discovery Museum at the Powerhouse
1333 Camino Del Rio
Just a year old, The Discovery Museum at the Powerhouse will run a pedal-powered shuttle this summer to transport people from the Farmer’s Market and the Buckley Craft Fair to the Powerhouse for Durango Discovery Museum Playdays. Powerhouse Playdays offer a free pedal-powered WIFI café and host pedal-powered, open-air movie nights on select evenings throughout the summer.
Community Recreation Center
2700 Main Avenue
The Durango Parks and Recreation Department offers a wide variety of programs and activities for children year round, including daily spin classes and Iron Horse Classic training classes. In the summer, the center’s kids mountain biking program is one of the most popular children’s cycling classes offered anywhere in the state.
Durango Sports Club
1600 Florida Road
Durango Sports Club is a complete cycling center offering comprehensive programming and service to the Durango cycling community. The collaboration of Dr. Bruce Andrea, David Farmer, and Rick Crawford brings DSC 70+ years of combined cycling experience. DSC’s popular Cyclefusion program is a combination of exercises to prepare riders for the Iron Horse events and is one of the first cycling-specific classes in their expanded schedule.
San Juan Hut Systems
San Juan Hut Systems is a network of camping huts sprinkled throughout some of Southwest Colorado and Utah’s most beautiful backcountry. The San Juan Hut Systems Durango to Moab mountain bike route is a 215-mile mountain bike journey with 26,400 vertical feet of climbing from Durango, Colorado to Moab, Utah. This route follows secondary dirt roads from the high alpine tundra of the San Juan National Forest to the desert slick rock and canyon country of Utah. This route is for upper intermediate to advanced riders. Cyclists must be in good physical condition, although the riding is not technically difficult. Because the routes are remote, riders must also possess basic bike repair, first aid, and survival skills. Six wooden huts equipped with eight padded bunks, propane cook stoves, propane lights, wood stoves, firewood, and necessary kitchen facilities provide lodging on this multi-day adventure. The huts hold eight people and are fully stocked with food, drinking water, and sleeping bags. Contact Joe Ryan via firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
To learn more about all the things to do on bikes in Colorado, contact the Durango Area Tourism Office at 1-800-525-8855 today.