The Mountain Village Bike Park isn’t just for the armored up, gravity junkies. Instead, the four trails stretching three miles and dedicated solely to downhill mountain biking will appeal to intermediate and expert downhill bikers. This is a rider’s playground, free for the picking. To choose your route, first review the Mountain Village Bike Park Trail Map. Stay up-to-date on all things bike park, join the conversation on Facebook.
Bike Park Rules:
- Sign a waiver and in turn you will receive a free season pass to the park.
- Stay on the trail as there aren’t any bike trails from St. Sophia Gondola Station down to the Town of Telluride.
- If you need to gain access to the Town of Telluride, load your bike on the back of a gondola cabin and take the free ride down.
- Read and obey all trail signage as signs were erected to keep all trail users safe.
- The park is open from 7 a.m. to sunset every day during the summer months (mid-June to mid-October).
- No dogs or hikers are allowed in the park.
Bike Park Trail Descriptions
THERE ARE NO EASY TRAILS IN THE MOUNTAIN VILLAGE BIKE PARK!
Nowhere in the towns of Mountain Village or Telluride could riders hone their skills, at least legally, until now. In the fall of 2009, we crafted multiple trails to include 1,000 feet of vertical drop, over 30 berms, and various jumps. But it is the way in which you access the Bike Park – via the gondola – that makes this a one-of-a-kind downhill biking experience. From Station St. Sophia, the Mountain Village Bike Park entrance is situated about 150 yards south. Once there, you can indulge your senses as you steer your way through the various trail options, each built to International Mountain Bicycling Association guidelines.
This single blue, 1.5-mile trail runs from the top of the Bike Park to the bottom with a 12 percent average grade. Expect smooth, rolling, curvy cruising, a 24-inch wide trail, and moderate slopes with unavoidable obstacles less than 6 inches tall consisting of jumps, berms, gravel, rocks and roots. Avoidable obstacles present.
This double blue, singletrack trail cuts off from the No-Brainer Trail and reconnects after 0.3 miles. T-Bone is asingletrack filled with weaving turns through the trees. Expect a 12-inch wide trail, moderate slopes with unavoidable obstacles less than 6 inches tall consisting of gravel, rocks and roots. Avoidable obstacles, up to 12 inches tall, are present.
World Cup Trail
Part of the original 2002 World Cup downhill race course, this double black, rocky singletrack forks off Gold Rush, 0.4 miles from the entrance to the Bike Park, and stretches 0.75 miles long. Expect a 12-inch or less wide trail, very steep slopes, with unavoidable obstacles of up to 10 feet tall. Obstacles consist of log jams, steep drops, jumps, and berms … a mixed bag of expert downhill features.
Gold Rush Trail
This .75 mile black, singletrack trail forks off the No-Brainer Trail .3 miles from the entrance of the Bike Park. Riders will encounter multiple trail routes with small jumps, drops and rock gardens as the course weaves through an aspen grove and reconnects with the World Cup Trail below the yurt drop. Expect a 12-inch wide or less trail with steep slopes and unavoidable obstacles less than 24 inches tall consisting of logs, roots, rocks and boulders. Avoidable obstacles, up to 36 inches tall, are present.
This .5-mile black, singletrack begins next to the road gap adjacent to the World Cup Trail. Pan-Coaster features numerous berms and jumps that flow in and out of the trees. Expect a 12-inch wide trail and steep slopes with unavoidable obstacles less than 24 inches and consisting of roots, stumps, rocks and loose gravel. Avoidable obstacles, up to 36 inches tall, are present.
Pan-Coaster Webcam Video
Difficult: Expect a 24-inch wide trail, moderate slopes, and unavoidable obstacles less than 6 inches tall consisting of gravel, rocks, and roots. Avoidable obstacles present.
More Difficult: Expect a 12-inch wide trail, moderate slopes, and unavoidable obstacles less than 6 inches tall consisting of gravel, rocks, and roots. Avoidable obstacles up to 24 inches tall present.
Most Difficult: Expect a 12-inch wide trail, steep slopes, and unavoidable obstacles less than 24 inches consisting of roots, stumps, rocks, and loose gravel. Avoidable obstacles up to 36 inches present.
Expert Only: Expect a 12-inch or less wide trail, very steep slopes, and unavoidable obstacles of up to 10 feet tall. Expert obstacles consist of log jams, steep drops, jumps and berms.
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