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Level: Intermediate
Length: 40 mi (64.4 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: -
Total: 40 riders

Mountain Biking Galloping Goose

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#139 of 1,362 mountain bike trails in Colorado
#934 in the world

Trail follows old railroad grade into Ilium valley and goes about 20 miles one way. The tread is
not very technical, the grade is quite reasonable. Another great Telluride trail, especially for
those unaccustomed to the altitude since this is a fairly easy climb.

First added by Jeff Barber on Jun 1, 2004. Last updated Apr 30, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Trail starts across from the Conoco at the 145 junction. You'll see a sign for the trail here, be careful though, the trail access here is under construction (May 2004) and can be difficult to follow. Just keep down near the river in the beginning and you'll be ok.
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Mountain Bike Trails Near Telluride, Colorado

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  • yetiyahoo

    Great trail xcountry trail that goes as long as you want. Several places that cross roads and intersect with other trails if you don't intend to ride the entire length. Great views and scenery.

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  • abegold

    The trail is pretty mellow. I started at the top of Lizard Head pass riding thru Henry Ford's family property down this to trail and back up to Telluride. Deep in the forest.

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  • maynardco

    Great trail for a low stress ride with beginners. 2% railroad grade is perfect for those of moderate conditioning.

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