Mountain Biking In Telluride, Colorado
Experience Biking in Colorado's Most Scenic Town.
Telluride Mountain Biking Information
A huge network of trails in Telluride, Colorado entertain mountain bikers throughout the spring, summer and fall. You can pick and choose how you would like to explore some of the best biking in the country. Hop on the Gondola with your bike in tow and taste some exhilarating downhill! Or, for those looking to burn some calories, plenty of backcountry biking is practically out the front door.
Biking at Telluride Ski Resort
Tap into superb downhill trails at the resort. Access a wide range of trail levels via the Telluride Gondola. Call the ski area at 970.728.7538 for more information.
Alta Lakes Trail
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate.
A trail 5 miles in length will take you to picturesque Alta. Alta is a 1870's mining town and is host to two beautiful mountain lakes.
Directions: go six miles south of Telluride on Hwy. 145 (toward Cortez) to Alta Lakes Road. To reach the ghost town of Alta, stay on the main road for 4 miles. To get to the lakes, turn right at the town and follow the signs to Alta Lakes.
Skill Level: Difficult
The Black Bear Trail is for experienced mountain bikers only. It is 3.6 miles one way from Red Mountain Pass to the Bridal Veil intersection, a 2,520-foot elevation loss.
Skill Level: Easy
The Deep Creek trail is 6.5 miles one-way and has a 1600+ foot elevation gain. To reach this trail take Jud Wiebe Trailhead at North Aspen Street or Mill Creek. Cross the bridge over the creek and turn right on Deep Creek Trail. It is advisable to bring a map because the Deep Creek Trail has several forks.
Skill Level: Moderate
After the Last Dollar 19 mile loop, you will for sure want to drink a beer and a eat a big steak dinner! To reach the Last Dollar Trail Go 3 miles west of town on Hwy. 145, turn right on the airport road and follow it for 2 miles to the dirt road that forks north just before the airport. Continue for 1.5 miles, then turn left on Deep Creek Rd and ride down 2 miles to the highway. Ride east toward town, turn right on South Fork Rd., then turn left on the Galloping Goose Trail and ride up to the bike path back to town.