Funny you said that. I stopped by pedal the peaks before riding Raiders today. I was told 29'ers rule Durango. They used to sell many 5" bikes, and a few 6", but now it's mostly 29. I'm no bike snob, run what you brung, just wondering if there's much of an AM scene here. I've rode most trails around town and have only seen xc riders.Try Raiders Ridge in Horse Gulch.And stop by Pedal the Peaks-they will help you out!
I'll have to check out Twin Buttes. I've rode both branches of Hogs back. Both pretty fun, just real short for how much effort is required to get up the west side. I've been linking Sailing Hawks and the Hog Back lately.I agree that durango is mostly XC. I'd like more drops in the under 5ft range, and more technical riding. But take what you can get I suppose. But I'd really like a more flow / drop lines. I rode Twin Buttes the other day and that place has a ton of potential. I'm hoping trails2000 doesn't run it or it won't ever be possible to have that. I heard rumors of 23 additional miles of singletrack being added. There are some fun flowy sections, just more people need to ride it.
On a second note, I haven't seen people come down it yet, but the E side of hogsback, the lookers left line on the rib, is that thing good to go?
That one's also known as the "winter trail." We had many trails like Tower on the Front Range built by DH'ers for training during the winter. I love stuff like this shuttling the DH bike, but much prefer pedal to play trails on a 6" bike.Guys...what about this trail called "Tower Trail"?
I saw some footage on Youtube and it looked really cool.
I'll have to check that one out. Last time I rode Phill's I felt WAY over biked. If I owned a short travel, or hard tail I would really enjoy that place, but a nomad with a 180 is WAY overkill.I was looking online and it appears the "Rib Cage" at Phils World near Cortez has some flowy freeridey type stuff. Some timed drops, jumps...things like that.
That drop looks sick! Thats the stuff I am looking for as well. Is there more of that at Aztec?I'll have to check that one out. Last time I rode Phill's I felt WAY over biked. If I owned a short travel, or hard tail I would really enjoy that place, but a nomad with a 180 is WAY overkill.
That said, even beginner friendly trail systems often have stashed lines. For those that go down to Alien Run in the winter, there's a nice sized drop that flows well with the trail. I'm guessing it's around 8' to perfect natural transition.