Telluride Mountain Biking
Mountain bikers of all levels can challenge their abilities during their Telluride vacation on dramatic vertical terrain or take a relaxing tour through the breathtaking scenery of the Uncompahgre National Forest. Old mining roads and single-tracks in the region climb 9,500 feet to historic sites and rugged mountain beauty. The San Juan Hut System (overnight facilities) connects Telluride to Moab, Utah with 206 miles of varied terrain. Phil's World near Cortez, CO, about an hour from Telluride, also offers great trails for mountain biking.
There is no better way to see Telluride in the summer than by bike. Telluride Sports offers both cross country mountain bikes for those looking to hit the trails and hybrid cruisers for those who want to pedal around town or the river trail. For a real thrill take one of our Trek Session 8 downhill bikes and hit the trails off the top of the Gondola. We have partnered with Telluride Sports' bike rental subsidiary to offer our guests a 20% discount on rentals. For more information, call 970-728-3134.
Most Popular Telluride Mountain Bike Tours:
- Half-Day Galloping Goose Tour - priced from $100/person - This is the perfect ride for first time mountain bikers! The tour starts at Lizard Head pass surrounded by 14,000 foot peaks and gently descends down the single track Galloping Goose trail.
- Half-and Full-Day Custom Tours - priced from $100/person - This tour is great for more advanced riders. The guides love to get off the beaten path with customers who seek greater adventure.
Mountain Village Downhill Mountain Bike Course
Click here for a Town of Mountain Village Biking Trail Map.
RIVER ROADS: Twelve miles west of Telluride on Hwy. 145, several river roads offer beautiful scenery and easy to intermediate terrain. The frontage road along the San Miguel River is an easy dirt stretch that meanders down the canyon between the Silver Pick and Fall Creek Roads. Fall Creek Road climbs gradually for four miles along Elk Creek to Woods Lake campsite. Silver Pick Road is a challenging climb to the top of Wilson Mesa.
ROAD BIKING: The San Juan Skyway, one of the most scenic drives in the country, is also popular with road cyclists. Hwy. 145 south out of Telluride is uphill and strenuous. Preconditioning is advised before undertaking any lengthy bike trips from town.
Where to stay during your Telluride bike trip
Camping is a popular option in the summer months when the majority of biking takes place. Check out or camping recommendations here. If you want a soft bed after your long day of riding, Telluride.com has over 300 vacation rentals and hotel rooms to choose from. You can easily search availability and book your lodging right here on Telluride.com.