Best Mountain Biking in Telluride

Looking for the best mountain biking in Telluride? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Telluride. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the incredible Outbound community.

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  • Fat Bike In Telluride

    There are great fat bike trails leaving directly from the town of Telluride, CO with picture-perfect views of the San Juan Mountains. You can leave directly from where the main gondola takes off and go towards Bridal Veil, to the Valley Floor, or ...

  • Mountain Bike Village Trail

    Take the Gondola from either Telluride or Mountain Village and get off at mid station. Walk up the path, pass the entrance to the bike park, and continue up the gravel road until you come upon signs for the Village Trail. It will start on the main...

  • Camp at Alta Lakes

    Note: Camping is permitted around the lake. For more information, head to the US Forest Service website.From the Mountain Village near Telluride, drive south on CO 145 toward Lizard Head pass. A few miles before you reach the turnoff for Ophir, th...

  • Drive Ophir Pass

    Ophir Pass (el. 11,114’), officially known as Forest Service Road #630, is one of the easiest of the high alpine trails in the San Juan mountains, but still can provide trouble to the inexperienced or when bad weather is present, particularly on t...

    8 miles 2500 ft gain

  • Explore Clear Lake

    The road to Clear Lake offers wonderful views of the South Fork Mineral Creek, and the San Juan Mountains. Some people make the 9-mile round-trip hike with 2,600 feet of elevation gain, others drive as far as their vehicle will allow and hike from...

  • Mountain Bike Galloping Goose

    The Galloping Goose Trail near Telluride, Colorado is a bike ride along what once was a historic train route. Plus it’s family friendly and the scenery is phenomenal.The starting point is at the top of Lizard Head Pass at an elevation of 10,200 fe...

  • Explore Hurricane Pass and Lake Como

    Spending much of the trek above tree line, Hurricane Pass is situated at 12,730 feet above sea level and offers up views of Poughkeepsie Gulch (a more extreme off-road trail) and sapphire blue mountain lakes, such as Lake Como. One of the most bea...

  • Camp at Little Molas Lake

    Little Molas Lake Campground is about 1 mile off of US Highway 550 on Molas Pass just North of and on the other side of the highway from the Molas Overlook. Pro-tip: there is also another campground nearby called Molas Lake Park & Campground, ...

    1 miles 40 ft gain

  • Hike to the top of Engineer Mountain

    We were vacationing in the San Juan Mountains for 2 weeks.  A local resident suggested the hike as a great place to see wildflowers.  The "Engineer Mountain" sounded a bit too technical to be a scenic hike but we decided to hike like a local and t...

    11 miles 2378 ft gain

  • Hike the Jones and Dutch Creek Loop

    The Jones Creek and Dutch Creek Loop is a 9.7 mile trail in the San Juan National Forest, just outside of Durango, Colorado. The trail features beautiful wild flowers and scenic forest views. The trail is open to hikers, mountain bikers, and runne...

    9.7 miles 1624 ft gain

  • Mountain Bike the Notch Trail

    The trail is shared by mountain bikers and ATV users. The Notch Trail is a 2.6 mile trail just outside of Durango, CO in the San Juan National Forest. 

    2.6 miles 731 ft gain

  • Hike the Falls Creek Loop

    The Falls Creek Loop is a 4.1 mile trail in the San Juan National Forest, just outside of Durango, Colorado. Lots of side trails jut out from the main trail, and it is easy to lose your way. Take the middle trail at the first split, and keep follo...

    4.1 miles 393 ft gain