Prospect Trail

4.00 out of 5
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↑ 1,900 ft
↓ 2,800 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
Single track thru the forest above Telluride. Tight single track with very few rocks on the trail. Two stream crossings, both on the bile. Trail crosses several open ski runs with spectacular views. The trail is mostly thru the forest with a few technical spots due to cornering climbs. Can be muddy after a rain, with very shallow puddles
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Trail Q&A
Rider Questions


Q: Time? -Guest

A: Depends on if you are riding from the gondola to Mountain Village or vice versus. I am a pretty experienced rider and it takes me about 1.5 hours from Mountain Village to the gondola. Quite a bit less the opposite direction. The trail can become busy.

Ranger Frank answered on September 2, 2019. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No

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Trail Check-ins
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (39 total check-ins)
  Tobias Rimkus   on Aug 15, 2019
  Brent Stanphill   on Aug 4, 2019
  Brent Stanphill   on Aug 2, 2019
  co_flyer   on Sep 22, 2018
  phollard   on Jul 21, 2018
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Reviews (4)

Bunny Hop

October 20, 2016
Review: Nice trail through the trees with occasional views of mountain village and the surrounding area. More like 10 miles than the listed 7 miles on here (that's what the official Telluride trail guide says as well). Not too crazy, but I live at 8,000 ft and I still noticed the elevation, so take the elevation into consideration and maybe try a shorter trail like the 3 mi. Village trail before committing if that concerns you. Beautiful views and nice track. The only complaint I have is that I rode the weekend they took down the mtn bike trail signs and put up the cross country and downhill ski season signs instead - this caused some real confusion on my part even though I had a map. Like other reviewers, I'll go ahead and reiterate that the free gondola system is perhaps the coolest thing ever. Definitely take advantage of that (they even have external racks for your mtn bikes)!!

Granny Gear

October 21, 2014
Review: Awesome high alpine trail with lift access that avoids nearly 2,000 feet of vertical climbing. Great fast and flowing descents. Must ride if you're in the area. Can be ridden on anything from hardtail to enduro bike.

Bunny Hop

November 30, 2012
yetiyahoo Bunny Hop  
Review: Great xcountry trail with gradual to moderate ascends....if your acclimatized to ascending at 10k '
If not, it's moderate to difficult. The first half is mostly ascending with some gradual and short descends and the second half of the trail is gradual descend through the forest. There are other trails that take off from the main that can link you to all day of riding of you can get detailed info and directions.

Bunny Hop

August 13, 2010
Review: Single track thru the forest. Altitude is 10,500. Easy access from the top of the Telluride gondola

Prospect Trail MTB Trail 4.00 out of 5 based on 4 ratings. 4 user reviews.
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Feature Article
Mountain Biking in the Uncompahgre National Forest