Brockover Mesa / Turkey Springs Network

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About This Trail
added by norski Doubletrack on September 22, 2010
Steep prolonged climbs. Steep, prolonged (if you are lucky) descents. That pretty well summarizes most mountain biking in the Rockies.

If you want a break from that, but still want some interesting, FUN! and scenic singletrack, the Turkey Springs/Brockover Mesa Mountain Bike Network in the San Juan National Forest may be just what you are looking for.

The trailhead is only a few miles outside Pagosa Springs. Starting at an elevation of 7550 feet, these fairly flat, meandering trails only climb a

maximum of 600 feet to a high point of 8150 feet. There are gentle climbs (where you hardly notice you are going uphill) that drop into long, winding, shallow descents with plenty of tight, smooth corners to keep you paying attention.

Plan to make this a leisurely ride so you have time to look around. It is a very scenic trail with views of open Ponderosa forest glades, lush swale bottoms, rocky canyon rims, and long views of the continental divide. Or, if you need an adrenaline fix, this is can also be a fast, heart pumping multi-mile hoot!

This network allows for many different variations tying different trail segments together into different loops. 118 miles of possible routes are currently mapped on (More trails will be added in the summer of 2011.) After you have done all of those, do all the loops backwards (they look and ride differently).

That is 236 miles of fun singletrack to entertain yourself with! Or explore and create your own route to fit your schedule and mood.

Interested? Visit if you want to read and print a copy of a map and route description to take with you. Be aware that neither the trailhead nor the route currently has any directional signage. Go there with a Boy Scout mindset: be prepared with map, compass, GPS, extra clothing, cell phone, water and whatever else you will need to stay safe in the forest. And wear a big smile!
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lebowski23 on August 10, 2014
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Review: The best around PS for beginners and intermediates. Awesome system

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wapitihunter on March 29, 2013
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Review: This is an incredibly beautiful and fun set of singletrack trails. All riders should find them enjoyable. The elevation is high enough that temps are not too hot most of the summer--even in the afternoon.

*As of the summer of 2013 these trails have been very well signed and maps are available at the USFS in Pagosa or in boxes at the trail heads.

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allthingspagosa on October 24, 2011
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Review: Love this trail it's gorgeous!

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KrumenMonster on March 10, 2011
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Review: The Brockover trails are simply awesome. Almost endless variation. Ideal for beginner-to-moderate mountain bikers. Not much super technical terrain, but great if epic riding is your thing. Pagosa Springs is quickly becoming a mountain bikiing destination, and additional trail building is in the cards. Highly recommended!

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billscherz on September 30, 2010
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Review: This trail isn't technically difficult, just plain fun! Lot's of variations too.

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psrider on September 22, 2010
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Review: This trail gives you a bit of everything; canopy, open meadows, moderate ascents & descents, canyon ridge riding, mountain views & various wildlife. Plenty of opportunity for hard core cyclists to push it hard!

* Review edited 9/22/2010

Similar Trail: Outer Loop in same area. See

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norski on September 22, 2010
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Review: Nothing but sweet fun!

Similar Trail: Telegraph Trails System - (horse Gulch) Mountain Bike Trail

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Brockover Mesa / Turkey Springs Network MTB Trail 5.00 out of 5 based on 7 ratings. 7 user reviews.
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