Durango In-Town Trail Systems
Explore right from your door.
Durango is blessed with over 300 miles of singletrack within riding distance of downtown!
We are immensely thankful that 30 some years ago, around the time that the first UCI MTB World Champs were held up at Purgatory, some locals had the foresight to start Trails 2000 (now Durango Trails) to work with local entities, agencies and landowners to procure and build trail infrastructure for our community.
Much of the terrain is high desert, pinon/juniper/oak forest with Animas Mtn, Twin Buttes, Log Chutes and the Colorado Trail getting up into Ponderosa/Spruce/Aspen forests. Generally, valleys and flatter areas are flowy singletrack while ridges are rocky and technical. Overend Mtn Park is a one-of-a-kind area given its shale-based soil with very few rocks/roots, punchy climbs and fast flowy downhills.
Please be kind to all trail users, follow rules of the trail and road, and leave no trace (except for smiles). Please be aware that almost every trail in all the systems has two-way traffic so caution should prevail. Do not build or follow non-system trails, it makes the process much more difficult to get new open space and trails approved.
Given the area’s high clay soil content our trails are a no-go when wet. Please be aware of the weather before heading out and don’t ride if very recent or current rain. Riding wet trails here causes major damage to trails not to mention you will end up carrying your bike as our mud just builds upon itself on tires (and shoes) and they will eventually stop rolling. The Durango Trails website has a trail conditions page for some excellent beta: https://www.durangotrails.org/trail-conditions/
It is highly recommended to purchase and carry a Colorado Search and Rescue (CORSAR) card to support search and rescue efforts but also cover some costs in case you need search and rescue!
Please note that Animas Mountain and the Grandview Trails have seasonal (late-fall to mid-spring) closures for wildlife habitat. the top 1/4 of Animas Mountain has additional closure periods for Falcon habitat. If the gate is closed do not proceed.