MTB Project Logo

Galloping Goose #499

 3.6 (5)
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

18.0 Miles 28.9 Kilometers


Singletrack

2,376' 724 m

Ascent

-837' -255 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

10,212' 3,113 m

High

8,111' 2,472 m

Low

Shared By Nick Wilder

Conditions


Unknown

Getting forecast...

This long, easy trail is rife with stunning scenery and cool history.

Nick Wilder

Dogs Unknown

Features -none-

Description

This trail travels past an old train trestle, over two bridges, and along segments of the historic Rio Grande Southern Railway. Much of the trail is singletrack, though the middle and southern portion now follow dirt roads.

There are some steep drop-offs to the river below, but with waterfalls, edible wild berries, and just amazing scenery, this is a perfect beginner mountain bike ride. The grade never exceeds that of a train line, so while it climbs continuously, it's never steep.

While it's good for all ability levels, it does get a little winding through some rocky bits and has a couple of sections with drops on one side.

Contacts

You & This Trail


Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

May 26, 2017
Raúl Gross
Jun 28, 2016
Lucinda Hastings

Trail Ratings

  3.6 from 5 votes

#8

in Telluride

#8523

Overall
  3.6 from 5 votes
5 Star
0%
4 Star
60%
3 Star
40%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#8

in Telluride

#909

in Colorado

#8,523

Overall
35 Views Last Month
2,758 Since Mar 9, 2018
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate

0%
100%
0%
0%
0%
0%

0 Comments

MTB Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Mountain Bike

MTB Project is supported by

Support Your Local IMBA Chapter