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The standard trail for accessing the rest of the Telegraph trail system from Horse gulch.


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Map Key

2.4

Miles

3.8

KM

Singletrack

7,531' 2,295 m

High

6,989' 2,130 m

Low

564' 172 m

Up

226' 69 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

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Description

From the Meadow Loop, you'll come across a sign post and junction marking the beginning of the Telegraph trail. This trail is starts with a long uphill, but is ride-able almost the entire way. The final climb before the views of Horse Gulch and the La Plata Mountains will challenge most riders.

Eventually it reaches a bench at the top where it levels off and starts descending. Getting on Yellow Brick Road right where it starts descending will give a more enjoyable downhill. The final descent of Telegraph can be very steep and washed out.

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Shared By:

Patrick Yarbrough with improvements by Jason Osborn

Trail Ratings

  3.9 from 28 votes

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  3.9 from 28 votes
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Trail Rankings

#296

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#1,199

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A rapid descent that's super fun! Un descente rapide et bien fun!
Dec 24, 2015 near Durango, CO
Views and artifacts from the Telegraph trail.
Sep 10, 2015 near Durango, CO
Vista from the Telegraph Trail
Sep 10, 2015 near Durango, CO
Looking towards Pautsky Point from a smooth section of Telegraph.
Aug 30, 2023 near Durango, CO
Unpleasant deep & deep trough at the end of the Telegraph Trail
Aug 31, 2023 near Durango, CO
Looking down at the new MTB downhill trail construction.
Aug 31, 2023 near Durango, CO

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