From The Woodlands to the Mountains

Had a blast showing Jason, Rachel, and their daughter Katie, from the suburbs of Houston, TX, around Durango on our Town & Trails Tour. This trip was also special as my wife Tracy was guiding with me, and she was awesome. In total we covered 15 miles, 1,300 feet elevation gain in 3 hours. I was so impressed with the family seeing that 2 of the 3 has never been Mountain biking. They were already talking about “the next time.” Thanks once again to our friends at Second Ave Sports for the killer bikes!

Rolling Pass-White Creek

The July rains have begun and we finally got the 416 Fire under control. The Colorado Trail has reopened and we have been hitting up the high country rides. Last weekend we rode from the top of Molas pass on the CT over Rolling Pass, to White Creek, Engine Creek, Cascade Creek Trails. 25 miles, 3,000 feet climbing and about 5,000 feet of downhill.

Monarch Crest

I was stoked to finally ride the Monarch Crest Trail. Listed as one of the top five rides in Colorado, this trail did not disappoint. I started in Poncha Springs, using High Valley Bike Shuttle to get me to the top of Monarch Pass. From there I rode Monarch Crest to Silver Creek finishing on Rainbow Trail. All told 38 miles, 2,600 feet elevation gained and close to 6,000 feet descended. An epic ride for sure!

Bro Trip

A couple friends, Chris and Alex, try and take a trip each year to meet up and ride bikes. This year they chose Durango, and DMBT to show them around. We ended up heading west to ride Phil’s World. It was a great 17 mile ride, complete with Ska beers in the lot after. Looking forward to the next time.

Cats in the Cradle

Always great to lead a father and son duo on a ride. Billy, who just graduated from THE Ohio State, and his dad Chris, an ultra marathoner, wanted to get out and see Durango from a different view. We went on our classic 4 hour tour, covering 23 miles and 2,200 foot elevation gain, with dramatic views and epic single track. Finished up with some delicious beers at Steamworks brewing Co.

The Dutch Do Durango

I was super excited to add the Netherlands to the growing list of international clients I’ve been able to share our trails with. This family of four, with some solid roots in cycling, really impressed me with their ability to adapt to the various terrains and to excel. Riding over 17 miles with 1,800
Feet elevation gain in 4 hours was quite the feat. Everyone had a great time and definitely “earned their turns.”

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Hickory, NC Back in Town

I met Whitt and his family last summer when they came out to Durango for vacation. I went on a few rides with him and his sons who were just starting to get the mountain bike bug. Fast forward to this summer, where they shipped their new bikes out here to ride, after riding a bunch back home in North Carolina. They love Durango and especially mountain biking on our amazing trails. Here are some pictures from my ride with Sullivan, age 14. We rode 15 miles and climbed almost 2,000 feet up and over Telegraph.

 

Sully Entering the Meadow on Telegraph Trail
Sully Entering the Meadow on Telegraph Trail
Almost at the Top of Telegraph
Almost at the Top of Telegraph
Twisting and Turning Headed Up
Twisting and Turning Headed Up
Ripping Down Cowboy with the Full face Helmet
Ripping Down Cowboy with the Full face Helmet
Sidewinder Trail
Sidewinder Trail
More from Cowboy
More from Cowboy
Coming out of Big Canyon
Coming out of Big Canyon
Riding Singletrack Home along the Animas River
Riding Singletrack Home along the Animas River
Animas River Trail
Animas River Trail
Off the Rock Berm in Big Canyon
Off the Rock Berm in Big Canyon

DURANGOBIKETOURS.COM

Announcing a new web address for Durango Mountain Bike Tours. Now people can find our site at durangobiketours.com as well as mountainbikedurango.com. The early season riding in Durango is tremendous. A light winter has made just about all the trails in town rideable at this time. Here are a few pictures from a recent March ride.

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