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Fat Tire Fun in Telluride

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If you want to take a break from the slopes, Telluride offers a multitude of off-mountain activities. Take your pick from Nordic skiing, iceskating, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and fat tire biking. The hottest, new winter toy-the fat bike-will tempt you the most. These bikes, mountain bikes with chubby snow tires, aren’t just for cruising down main street on a snowy morning. They are your ticket to a great workout and a fun way to explore Telluride’s backyard. Rent a bike and go for  a ride in one of these spots:

Valley Floor

The 3-mile stretch of open space welcoming visitors to town contains the only trails with a groomed track set just for fat bikers. Riders can exit the trails at the far west end for a tasty microbrew at Telluride Brewing Company before they pedal back to town. For a quicker and less cardio intense return to town, bikers can hop on the paved bike path.

Bear Creek

Located at the end of South Pine Street, this easy summer hiking trail turns into an advanced/intermediate fat bike ride in the winter. Riders are rewarded with the same beautiful waterfall at the top, only this time of year it’s frozen. Although the trail is not groomed, backcountry skiers pack down a nice path.

Telluride Golf Course

The undulating groomed trails that ribbon over the golf course in mountain Village are multi-use trails open to dogs, bikes, hikers, snowshoes and Nordic skiers. Enjoy the views of the San Sophia ridge to the north and Wilson range to the south as you catch your breath between the dips and climbs.

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