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Telluride Bike Park

The NEW Telluride Bike Park will be a completely unique lift-served experience with a variety of interconnected trails (Freeride, Technical & Cross-Country), camps and guides for all abilities from beginners and never-evers to experts. The Telluride Bike Park is expected to open July 5 (weather permitting). See the Maps »


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Tickets & Passes

 

Single-Day Mountain Bike Pass:
Single-day access to all XC, FREERIDE and TECHNICAL trails, and Village Express (Lift 4). $36/day, which includes a $1 donation to NFF .

Telluride Bike Park Season Pass:
For non-winter Season Passholders. Unlimited Mountain Bike Trail Season Pass with access to all XC, FREERIDE and TECHNICAL trails, and Village Express (Lift 4). $199, which includes a $25 donation to the NFF

For TSG Winter Season Passholders:*
Unlimited Mountain Bike Trail Season Pass with access to all XC, FREERIDE and TECHNICAL trails, and Village Express (Lift 4). $25 NFF Donation
*This option is for full winter season passholders only and does not apply to complimentary or multi-day passes from the previous winter.

XC Trail Season Pass:
Access to XC trails only (NO Bike Park, Freeride or Technical Trail, or Village Express (Lift 4) access). $25 NFF Donation

 

  • VIEW THE BIKE PARK TRAILS LIST »

    FREERIDE TRAILS are often wider than Technical Trails, containing constructed enhanced/modified terrain, obstacles, and features such as jumps, berms, banks, bridges, drops, etc. created from dirt, wood or other materials. Trails may be hand- and/or machine-built and are most commonly designed to be ridden downhill.

    Difficulty Trail Description Length
    Easiest TOMMYKNOCKER Tommyknocker is a beginner freeride trail ideal for those new to mountain biking or more advanced riders looking for a fun time and whole lot of flow. Nearly 6 miles of rollers, banked turns, bridges and grin-inducing trail wend through the forest back to the base of the Village Express. Pull-outs and benches along the way offer spots to refuel and take in the amazing vistas of Telluride and the San Juan Mountains. 5.8 mi.
    Easiest GOLD BUG LOOP Gold Bug is a quick loop near the base of the Village Express, great for warming up before hitting the lift or working on some of your bike skills before setting out on the trail. Be sure to enlist one of our professional Bike Instructors if you are interested in stepping up your skill to the next level. 0.25 mi.
    Intermediate SHIFT BOSS Shift Boss is just over a mile of freeride trail for advanced-intermediate riders. This trail features jumps and snake-like banked turns connecting the top of the Village Express lift to more technical trails on the north side of the Bike Park. All features can be rolled (keeping your tires safely on the dirt), but there is also a lot of opportunity for some air time as you flow into No Brainer for a mix of technical and fast flow back to the base of the Park. 1.1 mi.
    Intermediate ORE HOPPER Ore Hopper is a 3.5 miles of fun for advanced-intermediate riders. This trail boasts too many jumps to count, bridges, and great flowy turns through the woods that will ensure a smile is plastered to your face from top to bottom. 3.5 mi.

     


    CROSS COUNTRY/MULTI USE TRAILS XC courses and trails consist of a mix of rough forest paths and singletrack (also referred to as doubletrack depending on width), smooth fireroads, and even paved paths connecting other trails.

    Difficulty Trail Description Length
    Easiest RUSSELL From the intersection of Adams Ranch Road and Russell Drive, this easy one trail begins on the shoulder. The trail continues below Russell Drive onto a dirt surface and connects with the Meadows neighborhood. 1 mi.
    Intermediate BASIN Beginning at San Sophia Station, this trail forks with the Sheridan Trail and continues left, past the snowmaking storage ponds and gate, for six miles on a dirt ski service road. There are 2,240 feet of steep climbs and descents past the top of Lift 5, the bottom of Lift 14, past Lift 12 and down through the ski area to connect with Prospect Trail. Vehicles may be encountered. 6 mi.
    Intermediate BIG BILLIE'S Beginning on the south side of Country Club Drive in Mountain Village, this refreshing 0.5-mile trail winds down 200 feet and ends at Big Billie’s Apartments in the Meadows neighborhood. 0.5 mi.
    Intermediate BOULEVARD From Lost Creek Lane near Mountain Village Center, this trail begins on a paved surface and continues to Market Plaza. Once at Market Plaza, the paved trail becomes a natural surface trail and continues west towards Highway 145 and the entrance to the Town of Mountain Village. Watch for signage and pedestrian crossings. 2.5 mi.
    Intermediate COONSKIN LOOP Beginning and ending at San Sophia Station and with an elevation change of 170 feet, this dirt ski service road is a short loop starting from and returning to San Sophia Station. It crosses over Telluride Trail, Lookout and Milk Run ski trails and serves as bike access for the See Forever Trail. 1.3 mi.
    Intermediate JURRASIC This scenic trail begins on the north side of Country Club Drive in Mountain Village and to the left of the Boomerang Trailhead, then follows the ridge west and 300 feet down into the Meadows neighborhood. 1 mi.
    Intermediate MEADOWS Starting in the Meadows neighborhood in Mountain Village, just up the road from where Adams Ranch Road crosses Prospect Creek and half a mile west of Big Billie’s Apartments, this trail drops 200 feet to the Lawson Hill neighborhood and Highway 145. 1 mi.
    Intermediate SHERIDAN This trail begins at San Sophia Station and continues to the right, where the trail forks near the top of Lift 4. It then follows a dirt ski service road to the winding, steep and paved San Joaquin Road, one mile from Mountain Village Boulevard. Vehicles may be encountered. 2 mi.
    Intermediate VILLAGE From San Sophia Station, this rolling three-mile descent crosses several ski trails with great views to the west while traversing through aspen and spruce-dominated drainages. After crossing Prospect Creek Drive, this trail descends into a creek bottom, crossing the wetland on a boardwalk, and then continues down and connects with the Boulevard Trail, providing access to Market Plaza and Mountain Village Center. 3 mi.
    Expert BOOMERANG Beginning on the north side of Country Club Drive in Mountain Village and to the right of the Jurassic Trailhead, this steep one mile trail descends through the Uncompahgre National Forest to the Valley Floor below. Expect a 700-foot elevation change. 1 mi.
    Expert PROSPECT This trail begins at San Sophia Station and traverses across numerous ski trails under Lifts 4 and 5 and into Prospect Creek. After crossing Prospect Creek, the trail climbs through dense forest to the top of Lift 10. This trail then continues two ways: either along the upper loop through Prospect Basin or a shortcut past the teepee and the top of Lift 10 before the descent begins to Market Plaza. For a longer hike or bike, Prospect Trail also connects with the Boomerang Trail which leads to Alta Lakes. 10 mi.
    Expert SEE FOREVER The hiking-only portion of this trail starts 0.2 miles south of San Sophia Station. For bikers, the access point to the See Forever Trail is from San Sophia Station via the Coonskin Loop Trail. Steep and strenuous, this dirt ski service road climbs along the ridgeline 1,710 feet in 2.8 miles to the Wasatch Connection Trailhead. Vehicles may be encountered. With 360 degree views of surrounding mountain ranges and peaks, this trail is often combined with the Wasatch Connection to the Wasatch Trail to form an all-day, 8.3-mile, 3,510-foot steep descent onto Bear Creek Trail, leading into the Town of Telluride. 2.8 mi.
    Expert Expert WASATCH CONNECTION This steep and rocky trail connects the See Forever Trail to the Wasatch Trail that leads to the Bear Creek Trail. The Wasatch Connection drops off the back side of Gold Hill. Combine these trails for an arduous, day-long adventure. 1.4 mi.

     


    TECHNICAL TRAILS are often relatively narrow and contain features and characteristics found naturally occurring on the area property, its slopes, trails, and terrain. Technical Trails may contain roots, gravel, rocks, logs, water crossings, jumps, drops and other natural characteristics and obstacles found in the natural environment, and may also include some man-made obstacles and bridges. Technical Trails may be designated for one-way or bi-directional travel.

    Difficulty Trail Description Length
    Intermediate NO-BRAINER Moderate slopes featuring a smooth, rolling and curvy trail. Runs from the top of the Bike Park at Station St. Sophia, to the bottom at the Mountain Village Core. 1.5 mi.
    Expert COCOA LOCO Steep slopes featuring tight tree lines and several wooden features. Forks off the T-Bone Trail, reconnecting after 0.1 miles. 0.1 mi.
    Expert GOLD RUSH Steep slopes with multiple trail routes that feature small jumps, drops and rock gardens as you weave through aspen groves. Forks off the No-Brainer Trail 0.3 miles from the Bike Park entrance. 0.75 mi.
    Expert PAN-COASTER Steep slopes featuring berms and jumps flowing in and out of trees. Begins at the road gap adjacent to the World Cup Trail. 0.5 mi.
    Expert T-BONE Moderate slopes with weaving turns through the trees. Forks off from the No-Brainer Trail and reconnects after 0.3 miles. 0.3 mi.
    Advanced Expert WORLD CUP Very steep slopes. Forks off the Gold Rush Trail 0.4 miles from the Bike Park entrance. 0.75 mi.

     


    HIKING ONLY TRAILS No biking is permitted on these trails.

    Trail Description Length
    CAMEL'S GARDEN Camel’s Garden trail is a quick intermediate connection between the lower portion of the Bear Creek Trail to the Telluride Trail. This connection crosses a couple creeks and offers hikers a great escape into the solitude of the forest very close to the Town of Telluride. 0.5 mi.
    RIDGE TRAIL Beginning at San Sophia Station, this two mile trail drops 1,000 feet to Mountain Village Center Station and Mountain Village Center. With its valley views and peaceful switchbacks throughout the aspen forest, and benches to rest while taking in the surroundings, this trail is a local favorite. Do watch for a fork in the trail about 0.2 miles below the radio tower as the route to the right is more rocky and steep. 2 mi.
    TELLURIDE TRAIL Accessing this trail from either the Town of Telluride or off Coonskin Loop Trail in the Town of Mountain Village makes no difference: either way it's 2.6-miles of steep, rocky terrain only accessible on foot. This trail follows a dirt ski service road from San Sophia Station 1,800 feet down to the Town of Telluride. Vehicles may be encountered. 2.6 mi.

 


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FAQs


What is the bike park?

  • Telluride is investing over $1MM into a new and expanded Mountain Bike Trail Network – Scheduled to open late June or early July (weather dependent).
  • The NEW Telluride Bike Park will include:
    • New FREERIDE Trails
    • Enhancements to the existing network of TECHNICAL Trails
  • Telluride’s Mountain Bike Trail Network will also include:
    • Enhancements to the existing network of multi-use XC Trails within Telluride Ski Resort’s permit area
  • The Telluride Bike Park will include lift access via Village Express (Lift 4).
  • Telluride Ski Resort will continue to offer access to the XC Trails within the Trail Network for free (see the details below).

What are multi-use XC Trails?

  • XC Trails generally include a mix of rolling terrain, uphill climbs and downhill stretches consisting of multi-use single-track, double-track, and service roads. When biking mountain bikes are recommended, intermediate and expert riders only.
  • XC Trails are open to TWO-WAY TRAFFIC – allowing for hiking and biking – uphill riders and hikers have the right-of-way.

What are the Trail Type definitions within the Bike Park?

  • FREERIDE Trails are flowy, machine-built trails approximately 24 to 48 inches wide for mountain bikes that minimize the need to pedal during the descent. Trails will be of varying difficulty from beginner to expert featuring rollers, jumps, banked turns, and man-made features – full-suspension bikes recommended. ONE-WAY ONLY – descending .
  • TECHNICAL Trails can be machine or hand-built trails with a tread approximately 18-24 inches wide with a difficulty range of intermediate to expert. These trails feature steep sections, through variable terrain featuring jumps, drops, rock gardens, man-made features, and other obstacles – downhill-specific bikes are recommended. ONE-WAY ONLY – descending .

When will the Mountain Bike Trail Network open to riders?

The Telluride Bike Park is anticipated to be open July 5, 2019, weather permitting. The XC Trail Network will open as trail conditions permit.

The riding/operating season for the new Bike Park is weather dependent . The season will normally run from the 3rd Saturday in June through Labor Day (Monday), seven days a week operation, with weekend operation through closing day of the Telluride Golf Club (2nd Sunday of October).

Note: Access to the XC Trails in Prospect Basin is closed from May 20th until July 1st annually per TSG’s summer operating plan with the National Forest Service to reduce disturbance of elk during calving season.

What is the operating season for the new Bike Park?

The riding/operating season for the Telluride Bike Park is weather dependent. The Bike Park will be open 7 days a week beginning the 3rd Saturday in June through Labor Day (Monday). After Labor Day the Bike Park will be open on Saturdays and Sundays until the 2nd Sunday in October.

What are the hours of operation for the Mountain Bike Trail Network?

The XC Trails will open at 6:30 a.m. daily. All access will close 30 minutes before sunset. Before 10 a.m. and after 6 p.m. XC Trails are accessible via the Gondola at San Sophia Station. Outside of Bike Park operating hours (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.) riders should call 911 in the event of an emergency .

The FREERIDE and TECHNICAL Trails in the Bike Park (including lift access via Village Express – Lift 4) will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily.

From 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. what additional services will Telluride Ski Resort provide?

  • Bike Patrol & Emergency Response Services across the Trail Network ( Outside of Bike Park operating hours (10 a.m. – 6 p.m. ) riders should call 911 in the event of an emergency.)
  • Bike Park access via Village Express (Lift 4)
  • Pass sales in Mountain Village and at Oak Street
  • Pass scanning at Village Express and gondola mid-station
  • Lessons, instruction and guides

Will there be a fee to ride the Mountain Bike Trail Network?

Yes. During operating hours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. lift access to the Mountain Bike Trail Network will require an access pass.

Before 10 a.m. and after 6 p.m. the FREERIDE and TECHNICAL Trails in the Bike Park are closed, but riders can access the XC Trails without an access pass.

Are the FREERIDE and TECHNICAL Trails in the Bike Park lift-serviced?

Yes, Village Express (Lift 4) will operate daily to provide access to the trails in the Bike Park from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Is lift access available to the Trail Network via the Telluride—Mountain Village Gondola?

Yes. From 6:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. until 30 minutes before sunset riders can off-load with a bike at the mid-station (San Sophia Station) to access the XC Trails within the Trail Network for free. Please note: during this timeframe, riders should call 911 in the event of an emergency .

From 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily access from San Sophia Station to the XC Trails as well as the Bike Park will require an access pass.

Is the Mountain Village Bike Park also available?

No. The TECHNICAL Trails, formerly known as the Mountain Village Bike Park, will be improved and incorporated into the new Telluride Bike Park .

How many trails are available in the new Mountain Bike Trail Network?

Phase I will include approximately 15 trails encompassing 17 miles of trails.

  • Green: approximately 5 miles of trail
  • Blue: approximately 8 miles of trail
  • Black: approximately 4 miles of trail

What is the status of the other existing trails located within Telluride Ski Resort’s permit area?

All the existing bike trails located within Telluride Ski Resort’s permit area will be managed by Telluride Ski Resort and will be part of the Mountain Bike Trail Network.

Prospect Trail and Prospect Loop (XC, multi-use trails – non-motorized, TWO-WAY traffic)

Village Trail (XC, multi-use trail – non-motorized, TWO-WAY traffic)

Basin Trail, Sheridan, Coonskin Loop, See Forever (XC, multi-use trails – non-motorized, TWO-WAY traffic)

Ridge Trail, Telluride Trail (Hiking ONLY)

What is the status of the other existing trails located in Mountain Village?

All the existing bike trails located in Mountain Village, but outside Telluride Ski Resort’s permit area will be managed by the Town of Mountain Village and are separate from the Mountain Bike Trail Network managed by Telluride Ski Resort.

  • Boomerang, Meadows, Jurassic, Big Billie’s, Boulevard, and Russell Trail (multi-use trails – non-motorized, TWO-WAY traffic)

What are the bicycle standards for accessing the Mountain Bike Trail Network?

  • Downhill: Downhill-specific bikes are intended for all levels of riders who want to enjoy the most out of the Bike Park. A full suspension, downhill-specific bike handles the Bike Park’s technical and free-ride terrain the best and is specifically designed for descending, not ascending. We recommend this type of bike for any level of rider in the bike park.
  • All-Mountain: All-mountain bikes combine full suspension in the front and rear with a more upright design allowing riders to descend yet ascend when needed. At the minimum, bike park riders should have an all-mountain, full-suspension bike which is best suited for beginner and intermediate terrain only.
  • Cross-Country (Not Recommended): Cross-country bikes generally have less suspension than most mountain bikes, making them ideal for pedaling long distances. Cross-country bikes are not recommended in the bike park.
  • Prohibited: e-Bikes, motorized vehicles and devices, one-wheels, unicycles. TSG reserves the right to modify the list of prohibited devices at its discretion to provide a safe environment for participants.

How much is the Single-Day Trail Access Pass?

  • Single-Day Mountain Bike Pass: single-day access to all XC, FREERIDE and TECHNICAL trails, and Village Express (Lift 4). $36/day, which includes a $1 donation to NFF .

Season Pass Access Products:

  • TSG Winter Season Pass-holders: Unlimited Mountain Bike Trail Season Pass with access to all XC, FREERIDE and TECHNICAL trails, and Village Express (Lift 4). $25 NFF Donation .
  • Non-Winter Season Pass-holders: Unlimited Mountain Bike Trail Season Pass with access to all XC, FREERIDE and TECHNICAL trails, and Village Express (Lift 4). $199, which includes a $25 donation to the NFF .
  • XC Trail Season Pass: unlimited access to XC trails, NO Bike Park, FREERIDE or TECHNICAL trail, or Village Express (Lift 4) access. $25 NFF Donation .

Are dogs/pets allowed on the Mountain Bike Trail network?

Dogs are NOT allowed on the Bike Park trails or on Lift 4. Dogs may exit the gondola and hike/bike with their owners on the multi-use trails.

What is the trail etiquette and Biking Responsibility Code?

We encourage you to support these trail etiquette and simple safety-conscious rules:

  • Bikers choose trails that match your abilities
  • Bikers stay on designated trails
  • Bikers yield the right-of-way to other non-motorized trail users. Downhill bikers yield to everyone.
  • Bikers use caution when overtaking another, and make your presence known well in advance.
  • Bikers maintain control of your speed at all times.
  • Do not disturb wildlife.
  • Do not litter.
  • Respect public and private property.
  • Always be self-sufficient.
  • Do not travel solo in remote areas.
  • Observe the practice of minimum impact bicycling.
  • No smoking.

What is the trail access parking information?

To access the Telluride Bike Park , we recommend parking in the Gondola Parking Garage (free daytime) or Heritage Parking Garage (first two hours free), both located off Mountain Village Boulevard, which will give you the most convenient access to the lift and trail system. View Parking Details


Other Area Biking

Telluride is surrounded by an extensive network of single-track bike trails and old mining roads great for every skill level from beginners to the most advanced riders. Push the limits on one of Telluride’s classic single-track trails, or take a scenic ride on Telluride’s valley floor alongside the San Miguel River. Telluride is the perfect place to rent a bike and explore the mountains or join an experienced guide on a personal tour catered to your skill level and interests.