It’s always special leading families on tours. With the great weather we’ve been having in Durango it’s allowed us to start guiding on the trails in town. Thursday we took out David, Sara, and their son Gavin. We covered about 15 miles in 3 hours hitting some primo single track. Friday David and Gavin went out with us again, this time riding Alien Run.
The 2021 tour season is getting under way. Spring has sprung and DMBT is up and running offering tours to early season hot spots such as Alien Run and the Glade Area Recreation Area which includes the famous Road Apple Course near Aztec, New Mexico. Another early spring option is the ever popular Phil’s World trail system thirty minutes west of Durango near Cortez, Colorado. The past weekend was perfect weather and trail conditions for some high desert riding.
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.