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Horse Gulch

Average Rating:    (4.72 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 18

This is where the pro's train as well as the XC team from the college. Great single track climbs and decents. Iron Horse Mtn. bike race is held here. I used to live in Durango and did my interval training around Horse Gulch loop. The single track is twisty and tight in some spots. Hit the jump on the race course. I got around 4' of air once! Watch out for rattlesnakes in the summer. There are lot's of em. Great scenery. If you can't clean the climb up to the top of telegraph hill, you have no business being in Colorado. From the top of telegraph keep going and come down the backside of Horse Gulch. Wild single track decent. You finish at the trailhead near Wal-Mart. One of my favorite places to ride anywhere.
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Latitude
37.26472933950123
Longitude
-107.87222385406494
Trail Directions
Go to downtown Durango and ask a local. It's in back of Fort Lewis College
Trail Length
28 miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Durango
   


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Review Date
July 22, 2008

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: crager34 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Started up on College Rd and went into the Meadow for a lap, then back around to Telegraph. Great single track, lots of fun. Great for looping and getting in shape and/or beginners for getting their skills on. Over Telegraph for some fun downhill and more moderate technical riding.



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Review Date
March 17, 2008

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Monkeyalpha ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Great trail. Road it weekly or more (in season) from the day I bought my first mountain bike until I graduated from Fort Lewis College and moved East :(

Ride everything in The Meadow and then climb up and over telegraph to for a GREAT single track descent and some more great single track options. This is iconic single track, and has spoiled me for riding here in Philadelphia.

Watch out for rattlesnakes and heatstroke in the summer. One of my favorite rides anywhere!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Hermosa Creek, Colorado Trail (where applicable), Animas City Mountain, Test Tracks, Monarch, All of Moab and Crested Butte and so much more...



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Review Date
July 16, 2006

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: mtnbiketodd ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This is a great place to get a quick ride in. I rode in this area two days in a row.

Day 1 I rode from the WalMart parking lot and rode all of the trails on the south side. of the area. They were great trails and worth doing. It is hard to get lost in that area because there is a map at each trail intersection.

Day 2 I rode from 3rd street by Sonic drive in and rode most of the North side trails. The climb up Telegraph was very enjoyable it is a must do! Telegraph back down would have been great but I had to take a different trail down since I was trying to hit them all. This is a great area but it is a little easier to get lost since there was not a trail map at every intersection. Still very easy to get around.

They are great trail and I say a must do.

Recommended Route:
Do all of the trails in this area. I spend ~2.5 hours both days doing loops.



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Review Date
March 22, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: dirtlover88 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Awsome trail system trails for all abilitys. If you can clean telegraph you passed the test. All the tails are fun. It gets a little warm in the summer mid day, but morning rides are perfect.

Recommended Route:
Medow, telegraph, suicide, sidewinder, cowboy, south rim, crites, anasazy, stacys and in. It is long bot fun for shorter cut from telegraph to anasazy.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Hermosa creek trail, test tracks



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Review Date
January 2, 2004

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: grubby2day ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
The folks at Trails2000.org have done a great job with the signs which made finding my way through the trail system very easy. I started at the Horse Gulch trail, and hit Sidewinder, Az's Descent, Telegraph, Cuchillo, and others. This was my first ride west of the Mississippi and I loved it! Can't wait to go back! I have a few pics of the ride at http://community.webshots.com/user/grubby2day

Recommended Route:
It's all good.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
not yet...maybe next year.



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