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Telegraph

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.8 (26)

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°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Patrick Yarbrough with improvements by Jason Osborn

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 26 votes

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  3.8 from 26 votes
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Photos

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
At the high point of Telegraph Trail.
Sep 12, 2014 near Durango, CO
Beautiful views of Durango from the Telegraph Trail!
Sep 10, 2015 near Durango, CO

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