Was in Telluride July 1, first day the Prospect Trail was opened for the summer. Rode the gondola up to start the ride, finishing with some great downhill flow. Was even greeted with bacon and grilled cheese at the top by the San Miguel Bike Alliance.
Allen, from Kansas, was looking for an activity with some adventure to it on his last day of vacation in Durango. They had already hiked, rafted, rode horses and shopped. He decided to try mountain biking for him, his daughter, and her friend. They all did great, with his daughter declaring that was the most fun activity they had done on their trip.
Recently rode Raiders Ridge, or what some call “Extended Ridge”. Started in town and took Bread Express to Skyline to the Ridge. This is an expert trail, very technical and rocky. I’m sure there are those riders out there that can ride the entire trail without touching a foot down, but I haven’t met one yet.
Raider Ridge is about 2.3 miles dropping about 550 feet. The views of Durango and the Animas Valley are amazing. The entire loop we did was 12.2 miles with over 1,600 feet elevation gain. Check out the go pro vid. I flipped over my bars on one section.