Durango Mountain Biking

Durango is often overlooked as a riding destination in Colorado. Maybe because it’s off the beaten path, and isn’t as easy to access off of I-70 or I-25 as other towns. For those that do know about Durango’s mountain biking, it’s been a gem for a long time. Folks were riding trails here before most people knew what mountain biking was. Years later, the trails have evolved and expanded.

If incredible trails aren’t enough, Durango also contains more restaurants per capita than San Francisco, and is home to several of Colorado’s best breweries.

Durango is certainly worth a visit.

Hosted the 1st Mountain Bike World Championships in 1990
Hundreds of miles of singletrack

Durango Mountain Biking

  • Comfort Inn & Suites

    Type: Lodging
    Location: Durango, CO
    Address: 455 South Camino Del Rio, Durango, CO 81303
    Contact: (970) 259-7900

    If you don’t want the niceties of the General Palmer, but still want a room to wash off in, and a bed to relax after your ride, there’s the Comfort Inn. It’s just south of Durango’s main... Read More ›

    Review three star rating
  • Zia Taqueria

    Type: Mexican Restaurant
    Location: Durango, CO
    Address: 3101 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301
    Contact: (970) 247-3355

    Durango’s beloved takeout Mexican restaurant. Zia Taqueria has a similar feel to Qdoba and Chipotle, with a heavy focus on locally sourced ingredients. Their traditional salsa is a... Read More ›

    Review four star rating
  • Ore House

    Type: Seafood
    Location: Durango, CO
    Address: 147 E College Dr, Durango, CO 81301
    Contact: (970) 247-5707

    An old-West style steakhouse that is known for their eco-friendly meats and seafood, and elegant cocktails. A bit pricy, but those who are more price-conscious can always stop by for cocktails... Read More ›

    Review four star rating
  • Carver Brewing Co

    Type: Brewery
    Location: Durango, CO
    Address: 1022 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301
    Contact: (970) 259-2545

    Carver Brewing is certainly known for their delicious beers (give the Big Bike IPA a try). However, they are equally well-known for serving up a delicious breakfast. Stop by here one morning to... Read More ›

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  • El Moro Spirits and Tavern

    Type: Cocktail Lounge
    Location: Durango, CO
    Address: 945 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301
    Contact: (970) 259-5555

    A great cocktail lounge with a surprisingly impressive beer selection. El Moro is perfect for anyone looking for a more relaxed... Read More ›

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  • Second Avenue Sports

    Type: Bike Rental
    Location: Durango, CO
    Address: 640 E 2nd Ave, Durango, CO 81301
    Contact: (970) 247-4511

    Second Avenue Sports offers bike rentals for any kind of riding. Townie bikes for cruising the streets start at $30 per day, and $100 will get you a full-suspension carbon rig. Rentals come with a... Read More ›

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  • Pedal the Peaks

    Type: Bike Rental
    Location: Durango, CO
    Address: 598 Main Ave B, Durango, CO 81301
    Contact: (970) 259-6880

    Pedal the Peaks, located down Main Avenue a block away from the General Palmer also offers a fleet of rental bikes, and can provide guide services as well. You can also stop in for some riding... Read More ›

    Review four star rating
  • Junction Creek Campground

    Type: Campground
    Location: Durango, CO
    Address: 1499 FDR 171, Durango, CO 81301
    Contact: (970) 884-2512

    Junction Creek is a great campsite for those that want the most organic experience of their time in Durango. It’s a short, six-mile drive from downtown Durango, so it sees more people in the... Read More ›

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  • Backcountry Experience

    Type: Sporting Goods Store
    Location: Durango, CO
    Address: 1205 Camino Del Rio, Durango, CO 81301
    Contact: (970) 247-5830

    Backcountry Experience will be one of your go-to stores for outdoor products while in town. Their 20 years in Durango have built them a solid reputation and won them “The Best Small Business... Read More ›

    Review four star rating
  • Big Canyon Trail

    Type: Intermediate
    Location: Durango, CO

    Big Canyon gives you permission to dial back the spice from Haflin Creek and still get just as much flavor. It’s fast and flowy, and adds up to 500 feet of vertical over two miles. Swoop your... Read More ›

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  • Snake Charmer

    Type: Advanced
    Location: Durango, CO

    Just outside of the main city streets of Durango lies Snake Charmer, a single black rated trail, with hard lines, easier lines, jumps, drops, and rocks on top of rocks. The trail is reminiscent of... Read More ›

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  • Jones Creek

    Type: Intermediate
    Location: Durango, CO

    North of Durango, as the elevation picks up, Jones Creek starts out at 7,800 feet and takes you 1,700 more feet up smooth singletrack. The trail can be ridden as an out-and-back that adds up to... Read More ›

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