The quintessential Colorado vacation: Mesa Verde, cool mountain lakes, historic downtown Durango, the steam train, rafting the Animas River—so much to do and see on a mountain vacation. Just outside my back door are miles of Durango bike trails that I plan to explore with my family. While waiting for my new mountain bike to arrive I checked out Trails 2000 for local bike trails and maps in town and around the San Juan National Forest. I could use a tour guide as I am usually found on horseback somewhere in La Plata County! Get out, enjoy the bright blue skies—if you see my kids out discovering the hiking trails please tell them to wear their bike helmets!