Headed down to Durango for the first time in the end of July and want to get peoples input on what and where to ride down there??:thumbsup:
Western Slope forum would be a resource. I lived there for 12 years and just moved up here.Waafoo said:Headed down to Durango for the first time in the end of July and want to get peoples input on what and where to ride down there??:thumbsup:
This is the correct answer. Hermosa Creek is a great ride, and depending on your fitness and skill level it may be the best pick for you. But if you are fit and like at least some technical challenge, the other rides above are the ticket. Kennebec and Molas to Cascade are both in my all time top 5.ameybrook said:Western Slope forum would be a resource. I lived there for 12 years and just moved up here.
People will say Hermosa Creek , but in my opinion, its overrated. Depending on your fitness and interest in 5 hour rides above 11k feet, Molas to Cascade is the best you'll find around. On that note, Kennebeck Pass to town is also awesome.
For shorter rides, obviously Horse Gulch in town is the ticket, or the Colorado Trail / Gudys from town.
As of September 2009, Haflin Canyon was rough and ungroomed but nearly all rideable except for a few downed trees. I would recommend approaching Haflin from Florida Coad as the Stevens Creek trail had LOTS of downed trees in its upper reaches. Big climb and agressive descent!MSH said:Haflin Canyon was always my fav Durango ride but nvr rode it after the big Missionary Ridge fire so don't know how much it changed