Explore Telluride's Endless Trails
Biking is one of the best ways to explore Telluride and everything it has to offer! With countless trails for a variety of skill levels, there’s no end to the adventure. Casual bikers can cruise the flat valley floor or rent a cruiser for around town, or more experienced bikers looking for a challenge can ride up Bear Creek Trail or other winding trails through the Uncompahgre National Forest.
A few of our favorite places:
- Telluride Bike Park - New in 2019, bikers can check out the Telluride Bike Park! Situated throughout the Telluride Ski Resort, this park is a unique lift-serviced park with freeride, technical and cross-country trails, as well as clinics and guides for all ability levels. Click here for additional maps.
Galloping Goose - This 19-mile trail just outside Telluride follows the old Rio Grande Southern Railroad tracks and connects Lizard Head and Ilium. Riders can either start in Ilium and ride a slightly uphill path the entire time to Lizard Head, or ride downhill from Lizard Head. Many opt to do an out-and-back from town to the Ilium trailhead.
Deep Creek Trail - This is one of the more difficult trails in the area, with plenty of steep climbing sections throughout the 15-mile single-track trail. It can be accessed via Mill Creek Road, Eider Creek Trail, the Jud Weibe to Deep Creek or on Airport Road. Shuttling options are available for those looking to cut down on trail time. The views are definitely worth it!
Last Dollar Road - While Last Dollar Road is best known as a Jeeping trail, it can also be used for biking. This route is a 20-mile dirt road with panoramic views of the Wilson Range, St. Sophia Ridge, Palmyra Peak and the Sneffels Range. This road begins by the airport and emerges on the Dallas Divide, so if you plan on biking it, be sure to have a shuttle or plan for a 40-mile trip in total.
Penelope’s - Penelope’s is a great beginner singletrack that begins off of Deep Creek and descends through Aldasoro to the Aldasoro Trail. The trail is 2.1 miles each way.
Wasatch Connection - This one is not for the faint of heart. It starts at the top of See Forever, which bikers will have to climb before embarking on this 1.7-mile downhill singletrack trail. It cuts across Revelation Bowl before dropping into Bear Creek on narrow and steep switchbacks. Don’t forget to look up - the views in this area (it starts at 12,162 feet) are stunning.
For more information about other local trails, please click here.