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Recommended Routes in Southwest Rockies - 113

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Favorite Monarch Crest
Difficult

Monarch Crest - IMBA EPIC

36.2 mi 58.3 km 2,035' Up 620.31 m Up 5,890' Down 1795.37 m Down

Whitepine, CO
Favorite Catching some air on the upper reaches of the Rib Cage.
Intermediate

Phil's World

26.8 mi 43.1 km 2,059' Up 627.67 m Up 2,061' Down 628.19 m Down

Cortez, CO
Favorite The Jedi Woods section of Doctor Park might be the most fun you can have on two wheels.
Difficult

Doctor Park

20.1 mi 32.3 km 2,734' Up 833.47 m Up 2,719' Down 828.71 m Down

Gunnison, CO
Favorite Canon City is the ideal spring and fall destination for all the Colorado Front Rangers.
Intermediate/Difficult

Oil Well Flats Trail System

13.2 mi 21.3 km 1,171' Up 356.86 m Up 1,171' Down 356.92 m Down

Lincoln…, CO
Favorite Frontside trail provides stellar views of the high peaks surrounding Salida.
Difficult

Cottonwood Tour

23.1 mi 37.1 km 2,520' Up 768.17 m Up 2,519' Down 767.83 m Down

Salida, CO
Favorite The views and riding won't disappoint!
Intermediate

Seize the Cheese

20.1 mi 32.3 km 1,813' Up 552.45 m Up 1,823' Down 555.53 m Down

Ridgway, CO
Favorite Mary's Loop weaving around slot canyons
Difficult

Kokopelli Trail

143.5 mi 230.9 km 13,595' Up 4143.68 m Up 14,058' Down 4284.76 m Down

Loma, CO
Favorite The Ridge trail has plenty of exposure, overlooking the Tomichi Creek valley.
Intermediate/Difficult

Hartman Rocks

12.4 mi 19.9 km 1,541' Up 469.7 m Up 1,543' Down 470.25 m Down

Gunnison, CO
Favorite A pedaler and her pooches soak up the last rays of summer on the Colorado Trail.
Difficult

Colorado Trail: The Entire MTB Route - IMBA EPIC

549.3 mi 884.0 km 71,117' Up 21676.5 m Up 69,664' Down 21233.6 m Down

Roxboro…, CO

Southwest Rockies Biking

  • 6,363 Miles 10,240 Kilometers of Trail
  • 109 Recommended Routes
  • 212 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 451 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 200 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Southwest Rockies - 749

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10.6 mi 17.0 km #1Main Loop
Intermediate
Cortez, CO
Intermediate
Cortez, CO 59 
18.6 mi 30.0 km #2Hermosa Creek Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Rico, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Rico, CO 57 
6.8 mi 10.9 km #3Doctor Park Trail
Difficult
Crested Butte, CO
Difficult
Crested Butte, CO 45 
2.0 mi 3.2 km #4Chicken Dinner Trail
Intermediate
Salida, CO
Intermediate
Salida, CO 44 
6.8 mi 11.0 km #5Green's Creek
Difficult
Salida, CO
Difficult
Salida, CO 34 
8.4 mi 13.5 km #6Prospect #413
Intermediate
Mountain Village, CO
Intermediate
Mountain Village, CO 39 
2.9 mi 4.6 km #7Cottonwood
Difficult
Salida, CO
Difficult
Salida, CO 37 
14.5 mi 23.3 km #8Monarch Crest Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Salida, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Salida, CO 27 
9.2 mi 14.8 km #9Engineer Mountain Trail
Difficult
Silverton, CO
Difficult
Silverton, CO 31 
0.3 mi 0.6 km #10Star Wars
Intermediate/Difficult
Durango, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Durango, CO 37 

Photos of Southwest Rockies - 1,421

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The Ridge trail has plenty of exposure, overlooking the Tomichi Creek valley.
May 19, 2015 near Gunnison, CO
Catching some air on the upper reaches of the Rib Cage.
May 18, 2015 near Cortez, CO
Frontside trail provides stellar views of the high peaks surrounding Salida.
May 19, 2015 near Salida, CO
Another fun feature on Rattlesnake at Hartman Rocks.
Jul 23, 2016 near Gunnison, CO
Catch some great views and a little bit of exposure at Abajo Overlook.
May 18, 2015 near Cortez, CO
The new and improved Burnpile offers fantastic features built to get you airborne!
Jan 30, 2017 near Salida, CO
Navigating a boulder section on The Ridge trail.
May 19, 2015 near Gunnison, CO
Amazing views of the mountain range!
Oct 13, 2016 near Mountai…, CO