Length: 10 mi (16.1 km)
Elevation: +757/ -827 ft
Total: 62 riders
Mountain Biking Twin Buttes
#176 of 1,353 mountain bike trails in Colorado
The city of Durango announced the opening of the Twin Buttes Open Space and Trail System in the fall of 2012. It includes 580 acres of public open space and 10 miles of natural surface trails paved by volunteers from a local nonprofit organization, Trails 2000.
Twin Buttes Trails is a great addition to the Durango trails systems completed in 2012. It is conveniently close to town, has some great views of the Animas River Valley and lots of fun "bob-sleddy" banked descents. The trail launches straight into some good climbs, so you may want to warm up your knees before you hit the singletrack.
The accompanying TOPO map shows a 10-mile loop incorporating the outside perimeter of the Twin Buttes trail system. There are additional trail segments not included here. Go back and do them all!
First added by norski on Dec 15, 2012. Last updated May 3, 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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Head west on Highway 160W from its junction with Hwy 550 in Durango (heading in the direction of Cortez). The Trailhead for Twin Buttes trail is just past the Giant station towards the edge of town. An alternate TH is off Lightner Creek Road (which has the advantage of allowing you to warm up your legs before the climb), but is less developed.