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5 Reasons to Check Out Telluride’s Brand-New Bike Park

Friday • July 5, 2019

Telluride has always been a great place to mountain bike, but the brand-new Telluride Bike Park just upped the ante. The park, which opened for the first time on July 5, requires a daily pass to get access to the park from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the week and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekends. 

Gear up and get ready to hit the park!

 

Easy up! 

The new Telluride Bike Park is serviced by both the gondola and Village Express (Lift 4). Whether you are staying in Mountain Village or the Town of Telluride, there’s easy access to any of the Telluride Bike Park terrain. Let’s be real – we all know it’s not fun to bike uphill. 

 

Variety of Terrain

No matter your skill level, there’s a biking trail for you in Telluride. There are approximately 15 total trails encompassing 17 miles of trails across the ski resort area. There are five miles of green trails, eight miles of blue trails and four miles of black trails. In addition to everything available in the Telluride Bike Park, the Town of Mountain Village also manages Boomerang, Meadows, Jurassic, Big Billie’s, Boulevard and Russell Trail, all of which are two-way traffic trails. 

Click here to see more details about the trails and maps of the area. 

 

Views Galore

You’ve hiked around Telluride, but have you ever seen Telluride from a bike? The views from the Telluride Bike Park’s trails are some of the most beloved in the area. Surrounded by 14,000-foot peaks, these trails are some of the most beautiful and unique in the country. Don’t forget to look up (but safely)! 

 

Guides and Clinics

First time on a mountain bike? Not to fret – the Telluride Bike Park has you covered. Whether you’re a first-timer or simply want to get more experience mountain biking, there’s a class/guided tour for you. Classes include Bike Park Essentials, which will teach you the ropes of the bike park, Bike Park Elevated, which teaches skills like cornering, dynamic braking, control and jumping, or Mountain Bike Essentials, a more basic guide on mountain biking and equipment familiarization. Or for those who want a more customized experience, private guides are available for three-hour treks. 

 

Your Ticket Purchase Benefits the Forest

For every day pass sold at the Telluride Bike Park, the Telluride Ski and Golf Club donates $1 to the National Forest Foundation, while for each season pass, $25 is donated. The National Forest Foundation’s goal is to bring people together to restore and enhance National Forests and Grasslands, including those in the Telluride region. The group is a nonprofit partner of the U.S. Forest Service.

 

For additional details about pricing and buying passes for the bike park, please visit the Telluride Bike Park’s website.  

Photos courtesy of the Telluride Ski and Golf Resort.