Overend Mountain Park

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5.0
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↑ 1,000 ft
↓ 900 ft
6,603
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Trail Description
About this trail
Overend Mountain Park is named after Durango’s favorite son and local
bicycle folk hero, Ned Overend. It’s conveniently located right at the edge
of Durango, so you can easily get out for a quick and fun single-track
experience when you’re in Durango.

The network is well marked with signs at major junctions, so just remember
the names of the trails you want to hit. There are trails that exit the park
and go “off the map” out onto BLM land if you are looking for a longer
adventure.

There are multiple loop options you can explore after you are familiar. To
get you familiar, here’s a fun five-mile route. From either of the suggested
trailheads, turn right (north) onto Crestview Tr. Turn left onto Hidden Valley
Trail. Turn right on Grabens Loop (staying left at the unmarked junction).
At the next sign, turn right for a fun, banked descent down Star Wars. Turn
right on Perins Gulch for a nice climb up to Hogsback. Follow the ridge until
you are faced with an OMG-Durango-gnarly climb. Go up and over the top if
you are an over-the-top gonzo rider. Saner folks can shake their heads in
disbelief and turn around here and retrace your route back to Perins Gulch.
Stay on Perins Gulch until you can turn left and climb the lower half of Ned’s
Hill. If you are out for a shorter ride, turn right on Englehart’s Trail and
another right onto Crestview to return to your car. If you want to extend
your fun, don’t turn onto Englehart’s Tr. But continue up Ned’s Hill Trail.
Turn left on Grabens Loop. You can choose to do Star Wars again if you
liked that. Otherwise, complete Grabens Loop and take Hidden Valley back
around to Crestview Trail and your car.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (6)
 

Granny Gear

September 28, 2016
 
Review: Large system of inter-connecting trails. Stay off hogback unless your ready for a life or death ride.

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Granny Gear

May 30, 2013
RoyMan Granny Gear  
 
Review: This is a really fun network..you can just run laps all day. Its also very close to town so if you are renting or demo'ing you can ride from the shops. Locals call it the Test Track. My fav section is hands down Star Wars. Some sections can be very easy/boring while others can be very tight and difficult. There are also some really sandy/gravely parts especially the crazy hard hogback.

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Gramcounter

September 9, 2012
JerryC Gramcounter  
 
Review: Spent a week in Crested Butte and Durango riding top rated trails. This was on our list and did not dissapoint. It has lots of trail options. There is a lot of use by the local cyclists, I got a lot of the best info from the locals. I rode this a couple times in the evenings after riding other trails in the morning. It is easy to get to from any hotel in downtown Durango. Trails can be a challenge, especially if you are an east coast flat lander. Make sure you do these trails when in the area.

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World Champ


June 29, 2012
 
Review: This is a cool trail system located right in town with a good variety. The Hogback trail is pretty ridiculous just looking at it (you can see it from town, heading straight down a steep, exposed ridge). This trail shoulda been named Ned's run - I'm sure it takes a lot of nerve to ride this one. The trails we rode didn't seem to flow exceptionally well - awkward switchbacks and climbs - but overall it's a fun place to ride.

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Granny Gear

June 28, 2012
Joshb976 Granny Gear  
 
Review: The test track is a great place...Love that speeder course!

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Gnarly

September 18, 2011
 
Review: Overend Mt Park, or "Test Tracks" is constantly evolving. Trails 2000 continues to build new trails. I've lived in Durango for 20 yrs and seem to be able to ride brand new single track all the time. Some of my favorite trails here are Ella Vita, Star Wars, Browns Ridge, and 8 Bells. Let Durango Mountain Bike Tours show you the way. got to mountainbikedurango.com * Review edited 10/8/2011

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Overend Mountain Park MTB Trail 4.17 out of 5 based on 6 ratings. 6 user reviews.
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