Colorado is one of the world's premier mountain biking destinations. Within the Southwest region of Colorado, are numerous trails for the beginners to the experts. The scenery is amazing with colorful landscapes ranging from high desert to scenic valleys, and high mountains.

MTB Project
Difficulty of trails is based on riders' experience and input on the MTB Project, a REI Co-Op program.

Southwest Colorado Mountain Bike Trails
➠ Southwest Colorado Mountain Bike Trails Map (PDF 290 KB)

Cortez Area

Canyons of the Ancients System
Trail Name Difficulty Miles
East Rock Creek Trail Intermediate / Difficult 5.1
Sand Canyon Trail Intermediate / Difficult 3.6
  • Canyons of the Ancients Trails Info (PDF 80 KB)
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  • Phil's World System
    Trail Name Difficulty Miles
    2-More Loop Intermediate 2.1
    Hippie House Easy / Intermediate 2.7
    Ledges Loop Intermediate / Difficult 5.0
    Main Loop Intermediate 10.8
    Stinking Springs Loop Intermediate / Difficult 5.5
    Trust Loop Easy / Intermediate 3.5
  • Phil's World Trails Info (PDF 85 KB)
  • Phil's World Trails Map (PDF 208 KB)
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  • Dolores Area

    Boggy Draw System
    Trail Name Difficulty Miles
    Boggy Draw Loop Easy / Intermediate 8.4
    Italian Canyon Trail Intermediate 5.8
    Little Bean Canyon Trail Intermediate 11.4
    Mavericks Trail Easy / Intermediate 5.2
  • Boggy Draw Trails Info (PDF 95 KB)
  • Boggy Draw Trails Map (PDF 160 KB)
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  • Hesperus-La Plata Area

    La Plata Mountains System
    Trail Name Difficulty Miles
    Bear Creek to Sharkstooth Difficult 18.2
    Sharkstooth Trail Extreme Difficulty 7.4
  • La Plata Mountains Trails Info (PDF 73 KB)
  • La Plata Mountains Trails Map (PDF 153 KB)
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  • Mancos Area

    Mancos State Park System
    Trail Name Difficulty Miles
    Black Bear Trail Easy / Intermediate 1.4
    Chicken Creek Trail Intermediate / Difficult 7.5
  • Mancos State Park & San Juan National Forest Trails Info (PDF 78 KB)
  • Mancos State Park & San Juan National Forest Trails Map (PDF 154 KB)
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  • San Juan National Forest System
    Trail Name Difficulty Miles
    Mancos Box Canyon Trail Difficult 6.3
    Mancos Rim Trail Intermediate / Difficult 1.2
    West Mancos Trail Difficult 4.0
  • Mancos State Park & San Juan National Forest Trails Info (PDF 78 KB)
  • Mancos State Park & San Juan National Forest Trails Map (PDF 154 KB)
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  • Pagosa Springs Area

    Dakota Springs System
    Trail Name Difficulty Miles
    Dust 2 Connector Easy 0.4
    Flow My Mind Intermediate 0.2
    School of Rock Difficult 0.2
    Super D Easy 1.5
  • Dakota Springs Trails Info (PDF 76 KB)
  • Dakota Springs Trails Map (PDF 152 KB)
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  • Devil Mountain System
    Trail Name Difficulty Miles
    Beaver Lakes Intermediate / Difficult 4.0
    Devil Mountain Trail Difficulty 4.3
    Double G Intermediate 4.0
    Snow Ranch C Intermediate 3.8
    Snow Springs Intermediate / Difficult 4.9
  • Devil Mountain Trails Info (PDF 74 KB)
  • Devil Mountain Trails Map (PDF 143 KB)
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  • Pagosa System
    Trail Name Difficulty Miles
    Aspen Run Trail Easy / Intermediate 2.2
    Brockover Easy 1.5
    Catamount Easy / Intermediate 5.2
    Coyote Hill Loop Intermediate 3.3
    Gopher Easy / Intermediate 6.5
    Lower Rim Intermediate 2.4
    Newt Jack Easy / Intermediate 1.9
    Park Ave Easy / Intermediate 1.4
    Powerline Intermediate / Difficult 2.9
    Quakie Spring Difficult 1.7
    Round Park Easy / Intermediate 3.2
    Turkey Springs Easy / Intermediate 3.6
    Upper Rim Easy / Intermediate 3.8
    Turkey Springs Outer Loop
    (Combination of several trails)
    Easy / Intermediate 15.3
  • Pagosa Trails Info (PDF 98 KB)
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  • Reservation Hill System
    Trail Name Difficulty Miles
    Bankshot Intermediate / Difficult 0.2
    Bronco Trail Intermediate 0.4
    Buena Vista Intermediate 0.3
    Connector Easy 0.2
    Crosscut Difficult 0.4
    FreeRide Difficult 0.2
    Greenhorn Easy / Intermediate 0.2
    Rosebud Intermediate 0.2
    Skyrocket Intermediate 0.7
    Tecolote Loop Easy 1.1
    Tenderfoot Easy / Intermediate 0.5
    Terry Smith Loop Easy 0.4
    Wapiti Intermediate 0.4
  • Reservoir Hill Trails Info (PDF 86 KB)
  • Reservoir Hill Trails Map (PDF 194 KB)
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