Biking

Mountain biking in Telluride along the mesas
  • Mountain biking through Telluride's phenominal backdrops
  • Mountain biking views of Telluride
  • Mountain biking in Telluride
  • Mountain biking through Telluride's tall grass plains
  • Mountain biking onto ridges in Telluride
  • Mountain biking on the Tellruide singletrack
  • Road cycling through the mountains of Telluride
  • Extreme mountain biking by the river in Telluride

Coming into its own as a world-class mountain biking destination, dozens of trails for all ability levels are maintained in the greater Telluride region. The free scenic gondola cabins are outfitted with bike racks in the summer. From San Sophia Station, access bike trails for both Telluride and Mountain Village.

The San Juan Mountains provide a variety of terrain perfect for riding. From the town of Telluride, find challenging trails that explore old mining roads and basins high above the box canyon. For longer, moderate trails, mountain bikers can link several former railroad tracks throughout the valley and to the west. When the snow melts, the Telluride Ski Resort transforms into a biking playground with plenty of trails that meander through aspen groves and lush meadows.

Road riding is also popular along the scenic San Juan Skyway. The region offers technical and challenging routes for skilled road riders featuring many mountain passes and substantial elevation gains.

Click here for the Mountain Village Bike Park Map. 

Click here for the Mountain Village Hiking and Biking Trail Map. 

Local's Tip

The San Juan Mountains provide a variety of terrain perfect for riding. From the town of Telluride, find challenging trails that explore old mining roads and basins high above the box canyon. For longer, moderate trails, mountain bikers can link several former railroad tracks throughout the valley and to the west. When the snow melts, the Telluride Ski Resort transforms into a biking playground with plenty of trails that meander through aspen groves and lush meadows.

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Road riding is also popular along the scenic San Juan Skyway. The region offers technical and challenging routes for skilled road riders featuring many mountain passes and substantial elevation gains.

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I'm a big fan of Mountain...

I'm a big fan of Mountain Biking, and the terrain in and around Telluride is, to put it lightly, epic. The town of Telluride makes a perfect base for the Mountain Biking holiday of a lifetime, with so many trails and terrain in close proximity. For Mountain Bikers of all abilities, I can highly recommend the biking in Telluride.

How about some cycling...

How about some cycling information for us roadies?

Hi, Tim. Thanks for the...

Hi, Tim. Thanks for the feedback! We will look in to adding this content to the site.

I think a good tip to mention...

I think a good tip to mention is that you will see more downhill action here. So lets say you bring a cross country carbon here, you might break it. IMO 6 inch travel and 150 mm front are key. There is a lot of momentum to use here and if your braking because your ride can't manage the bumps then you won't be fully satisfied.
Also bring a knife, mountain lions in the area. The signs are dead mule deer, if you see a dead mule deer keep moving.

Never been to Telluride. ...

Never been to Telluride. Family of 7 interested in downhill mountain biking, moderate level of challenge. Looks like trails are very short downhill. Do you get on the gondola and repeat? Any recommendations would be helpful. Thanks!

Hello! Your best bet to get...

Hello! Your best bet to get all of these answer in detail would be to call the front desk here at the Visitor's Center and they can help you with whatever you are needing! 888.605.2587

I've heard good rumors of...

I've heard good rumors of Telluride's trails and it's ability to transport us downhillers to the top for free. Is this true? And how late in the season is that offered?

Hi, Jeff! Check out the Town...

Hi, Jeff! Check out the Town of Mountain Village's site for information about the downhill course: http://www.mountain-village.co.us/index.aspx?NID=378

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