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 CHRIS COLTER
 Parks & Recreation Director
 (O) 970.369.8245
 (E) ccolter@mtnvillage.org
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Staff

 CRAIG STEIN
 Recreation Services Specialist
 (C) 970.729.8001
 (E) cstein@mtnvillage.org
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 JONATHAN TRACY
 Recreation Services Specialist
 (C) 970.708.7144
 (E) jtracy@mtnvillage.org
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 WILL LAWSHE
 Recreation Services Specialist
 (C) 970.318.0239
 (E) wlawshe@mtnvillage.org
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DOWNHILL MOUNTAIN BIKING
Downhill Biking



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The Mountain Village Bike Park in now closed. Thanks for a great season, and we will see you next summer!


Let's just get this out of the way: there are no easy trails in the Mountain Village Bike Park. With that being said the park appeals to intermediate and expert downhill bikers with its 1,000 feet of vertical drop, 30-plus berms, and various jumps. But that's not even the best part. It is how you gain access to the Bike Park that has people talking: the gondola, making this a one-of-a-kind downhill biking experience. From Station St. Sophia, the Mountain Village Bike Park entrance is situated about 150 yards south. Once there, you can indulge your senses on trails built to International Mountain Bicycling Association guidelines. To choose your route, first review the Mountain Village Bike Park Trail Map. And to stay up-to-date on all things bike park, join the conversation on Facebook.



SOME RULES

A couple quick rules. Sign a waiver and in turn you will receive a free season pass to the park. Stay on the trail as there aren't any bike trails from St. Sophia Gondola Station down to the Town of Telluride. If you need to gain access to the Town of Telluride, load your bike on the back of a gondola cabin and take the free ride down. We also ask that you read and obey all trail signage as signs were erected to keep all trail users safe. The park is open until sunset every day during the summer months (mid-June to mid-October). Sorry, no dogs or hikers are allowed in the park.



DIFFICULT TRAILS

Expect a 24-inch wide trail, moderate slopes, and unavoidable obstacles less than six inches tall consisting of gravel, rocks and roots. Avoidable obstacles present.

NO-BRAINER TRAIL » 1.5 MILES
This single blue, 1.5-mile trail runs from the top of the Bike Park to the bottom with a 12 percent average grade. Expect smooth, rolling, curvy cruising, a 24-inch wide trail, and moderate slopes with unavoidable obstacles less than six inches tall consisting of jumps, berms, gravel, rocks and roots. Avoidable obstacles present.



MORE DIFFICULT TRAILS

Expect a 12-inch wide trail, moderate slopes, and unavoidable obstacles less than six inches tall consisting of gravel, rocks and roots. Avoidable obstacles up to 24 inches tall present.

T-BONE TRAIL » 0.3 MILES
This double blue, singletrack trail cuts off from the No-Brainer Trail and reconnects after 0.3 miles. T-Bone is a singletrack filled with weaving turns through the trees. Expect a 12-inch wide trail, moderate slopes with unavoidable obstacles less than six inches tall consisting of gravel, rocks and roots. Avoidable obstacles, up to 12 inches tall, are present.



MOST DIFFICULT

Expect a 12-inch wide trail, steep slopes, and unavoidable obstacles less than 24 inches consisting of roots, stumps, rocks and loose gravel. Avoidable obstacles up to 36 inches present.

GOLD RUSH TRAIL » 0.75 MILES
This 0.75 mile black, singletrack trail forks off the No-Brainer Trail 0.3 miles from the entrance of the Bike Park. Riders will encounter multiple trail routes with small jumps, drops and rock gardens as the course weaves through an aspen grove and reconnects with the World Cup Trail below the yurt drop. Expect a 12-inch wide or less trail with steep slopes and unavoidable obstacles less than 24 inches tall consisting of logs, roots, rocks and boulders. Avoidable obstacles, up to 36 inches tall, are present.
 
PAN-COASTER TRAIL » 0.5 MILES
This 0.5-mile black, singletrack begins next to the road gap adjacent to the World Cup Trail. Pan-Coaster features numerous berms and jumps that flow in and out of the trees. Expect a 12-inch wide trail and steep slopes with unavoidable obstacles less than 24 inches and consisting of roots, stumps, rocks and loose gravel. Avoidable obstacles, up to 36 inches tall, are present. Watch local Trevor Martin propel down Pan-Coaster.

WORLD CUP TRAIL » 0.75 MILES (two trail ratings)
Part of the original 2002 World Cup downhill race course, this double black, rocky singletrack forks off the Gold Rush Trail, 0.4 miles from the entrance to the Bike Park, and stretches 0.75 miles long. Expect a 12-inch or less wide trail, very steep slopes, with unavoidable obstacles of up to 10 feet tall. Obstacles consist of log jams, steep drops, jumps and berms … a mixed bag of expert downhill features.



EXPERT ONLY

Expect a 12-inch or less wide trail, very steep slopes, and unavoidable obstacles of up to 10 feet tall. Expert obstacles consist of log jams, steep drops, jumps and berms.

WORLD CUP TRAIL » 0.75 MILES (two trail ratings)
Part of the original 2002 World Cup downhill race course, this double black, rocky singletrack forks off the Gold Rush Trail, 0.4 miles from the entrance to the Bike Park, and stretches 0.75 miles long. Expect a 12-inch or less wide trail, very steep slopes, with unavoidable obstacles of up to 10 feet tall. Obstacles consist of log jams, steep drops, jumps and berms … a mixed bag of expert downhill features. Watch local Trevor Martin master the World Cup.