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Phils world

Average Rating:    (4.79 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 14

I would say there are about 12 miles of singletrack in this area, many different loops for any skill level. also, you can ride under the highway and there is a longer loop behind the fairgrounds. For the most part, the trails are fast and fun. they are relatively smooth and are ridable on a hardtail. There are no hudge clibs but a few small mesas. The rib cage trail is the most fun. It is like a roller coaster, and i never go through it without getting air. The longer trail on the southside of the highway is a good workout with a few technical sections. For more info talk to the guys at Kokopellies bike and board on main in cortez.
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Latitude
37.35269280367273
Longitude
-108.5064697265625
Trail Directions
From cortez head east on highway twards mancos and durango. about two miles out of town (Cortez) you will see a shooting range on the left and the fairgrounds about a quarter mile ahead on the right. the turnoff is the first left after the shooting range, if you pass the turn for the fairgrounds, you have gone too far. Once you have turned off, find a place to park, and the trailhead is right there.
Trail Length
about 20 miles total
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Cortez
   


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Review Date
October 18, 2014

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Guyechka ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This was my first time out since I moved to Durango. I loved it. The one thing I would say is that these trails are deceptive. There are some small techy sections, and they tend to take you off guard. 99% smooth, swoopy trail, but round a pinon and WHAM! there's a techy section. Not that I'm complaining, but I don't think it would be the best place to take a real beginner.

Recommended Route:
Isn't there really only one trail everyone is after? Rib Cage!



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Review Date
July 26, 2014

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Skelldify ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Eh. I had really high expectations for this place as it gets such high ratings, but my buddy and I both found it kinda boring. There are no technical challenges whatsoever. You can only ride so many flow trails before they all start to feel the same: "pedal, pedal, pedal, turn, pedal, uppp, downnn, pedal, tabletop, pedal, turn..." Ride this area for 10 minutes and you've seen all you're gonna see.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Just go to Durango



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Review Date
August 2, 2012

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: steve ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
A blast. Did in late July and it was pretty sweaty at about 82. Bunch of fun

Recommended Route:
All lefts and make sure to hit the Rib Cage.



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Review Date
April 24, 2012

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: JohnMuirJr. ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
These trails are awesome- they combine smooth flowy singletrack, a bit of rocky terrain, and of course the famous natural pumptrack of Ribcage.

Recommended Route:
Take thew outer loop (clockwise) and make sure you hit Ribs.



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Review Date
November 8, 2010

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: stormpeakco ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
What a great time and worth the scenic drive through Ridgway from Northwestern CO when the weather begins to get iffy up north particularly if you incorporate it with rides in Fruita-Bookcliffs and GJ-Tabeguache (stayed in MontRose two nights). This definitely lives up to it's growing and well regarded reputation.

Recommended Route:
All mentioned previously by others and the great guys at Kokopelli bike in Cortez, great shop and nice folks... for the first time down there for a day trip Ledges was too fun. The 'youtube' videos of the Ribcage just can't reflect it's due justice. Starting off just past the pay station, a brilliantly colored red fox provided an added attraction and made me less concerned about the gun shooting range to the west(after 15 minutes, one could no longer hear nor be concerned with the gun shots).

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Haven't tried any others but I'll be back for a longer, more extensive trip in spring and later in autumn (the Stoner-Mesa area sounds worth it as well).



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