Horse Gulch - TRAIL

Horse Gulch - Trail, Durango, Colorado

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.

User Reviews (18)

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crager34   Weekend Warrior [Jul 22, 2008]

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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Monkeyalpha   Cross Country Rider [Mar 17, 2008]

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!

Similar Products Used: 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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5
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4
Derek   Weekend Warrior [May 06, 2007]

Pretty tough and rocky climb at the beginning if you're a kid. Moderate climb the rest of the way. Fun singletrack from the meadow loop to Telegraph and down Anasazi descent. Watch out for rattlesnakes and mtn lions.

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Counterclockwise

Similar Products Used: Spirit trail, Star Wars/test tracks, Big Canyon
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mtnbiketodd   Weekend Warrior [Jul 16, 2006]

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.

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

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4
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3
dirtlover88   Cross Country Rider [Mar 22, 2005]

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.

Customer Service

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

Similar Products Used: Hermosa creek trail, test tracks
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5
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grubby2day   Cross Country Rider [Jan 02, 2004]

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

Customer Service

It's all good.

Similar Products Used: not yet...maybe next year.
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5
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4
Bill Amos   [Sep 22, 1999]

Awesome

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Telegraph to Meadow loop to Stacey's to LWC

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danny   [Oct 08, 1999]

tons o' fun very nice single track created by trails 2000. Anasazi descent can get loose and rocky. I used to live just blocks from the trail, I rode it almost daily for a year and it was never overly crowded. Stays open late in the year and opens earlier than any trail in the area (unless you run to New Mexico). Although I don't think the entire trail system is 28 miles long let alone the route that was first mentioned (even with the road ride back into town).

Customer Service

up the gulch, any of the loops are fun, definately make it to the top of telegraph

Similar Products Used: animas city, test tracks, colorado trail, stevens creek, havlin creek, turtle lake, logchutes
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S Mason   [Jul 21, 2000]

Awesome! This trail has it all, ridable (but grinding) uphills, wild/rocky downhills, and a bit of flats. All definitely ridable, even with decent conditioning. This trail represents the "desert terrain" of Durango, but well worth the ride. I would reccomend it as a warm up ride to get used to the area. Then head to the other trails later in the week.

Customer Service

see other reveiws for directions

Similar Products Used: Hey- its durango- just ride!
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ccwilson   [Sep 26, 2000]

Flew out to Durango in 98' with bike and loved it. Was sucking wind due to altitude, but nothing a couple of Ska brews wouldn't get rid of. Great system, wild downhills, rolling hills on the descent....just a great place to ride inside town. Try it...you'll like it!

Customer Service

ride through town and hit trail head by restaurant.

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