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Level: Advanced
Length: 4 mi (6.4 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: -
Total: 23 riders

Mountain Biking Telluride / Ridge Trail

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#429 of 1,346 mountain bike trails in Colorado
#4,196 in the world

The best part about this shuttle ride is the fact that the ride up is free! Why go to Keystone or
Beaver Creek and pay for a lift ticket when you can go to Telluride and ride up the gondola for
free? The Ridge trails are super technical, and the Telluride trail is steeper but smoother.
Definitely a technical challenge, don't attempt unless you're fairly experienced.

First added by Jeff Barber on May 31, 2004. Last updated Apr 30, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Ride the free gondola up from town or from Mountain Village. Trails go down either side, the Telluride side is longer, the Ridge trails more technical.
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  • mtbchik

    The Ridge Trail is closed but not because of too many injuries. It was closed as an agreement with the USFS to curb renegade trail construction. In exchange for keeping very few trails open to biking, this one was the sacrificial lamb.

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  • ****

    Awesome ride through the country side, and it's all downhill! Make sure you take a tube & CO2.

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