Durango Double MTB Ride

First, run the Horse Gulch Hustle, then tackle 17 more miles of single-track on a mountain bike. 
Sign up solo, or pair up with a partner and do it as a duo!

 

Race Day Info

  • Late Packet Pickup: 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM
  • Race Day Registration: none (you must pre-register)
  • Start Time: As soon as you or your partner finishes the Horse Gulch Hustle trail run
  • Changing Tents (solo racers): Will be provided for your convenience so you can wear what's most comfortable for you for both events!
  • Location: Animas Surgical Hospital (575 Rivergate Lane, Durango, CO 81301)

 

Course Map

The Durango Double MTB Ride features 17 miles of single-track through the trails of Horse Gulch and Telegraph. The route is independent from the Horse Gulch Hustle, so you'll enjoy a whole different view from these trails.

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Preview Durango Double MTB Ride course map and elevation profile on Strava.

Preview Durango Double MTB Ride course map and elevation profile on Strava.

 

Aid Stations

The Durango Double MTB Ride features one aid station on the course to top off those water bottles! There will be Tailwind Nutrition and water:

  • Aid #1: Horse Gulch Meadow, 10.0 miles

 

DETAILED COURSE DESCRIPTION

  • Begin at Animas Surgical Hospital.
  • Ride north along the old railroad grade along the east side of the Animas River.
  • Cross Hwy 3 at Santa Rita Drive. Heed instructions of officers and course marshals!
  • Ride north on Hwy 3 for two blocks, then turn right onto Horse Gulch Road.
  • Proceed up Horse Gulch Road, through the gate, and back onto dirt.
  • Just before Horse Gulch Meadow, bear left onto the Powerline trail connector.
  • Follow the Powerline trail several miles north, past the water tower.
  • Bear right onto Skyline, and begin the infamous Skyline climb.
  • At the top of Skyline continue straight onto the Smokejumper connector trail to Sugar Trail.
  • Continue onto the Sugar Trail and descend a series of 21 flowing switchbacks!
  • Once back into Horse Gulch, follow Horse Gulch Road south for several miles.
  • Mile 10 - Arrive at Meadow Aid Station, then proceed on the Meadow Trail back toward Telegraph.
  • Climb the Telegraph trail to the saddle and proceed straight onto Crites Connect trail.
  • Crites Connect will intersect with Carbon Junction back down to CO Highway 3.
  • Cross Hwy 3, and stay on Animas River trail connector on East side of river. After a mile, exit onto Sawmill Rd. Stay on "LEFT" side of the road for a 1/3 of a mile to the finish.
  • Mile 17 - Finish line! - Animas Surgical Hospital
  • Stick around for refreshments and cheer on the other racers!

 

Click here for Horse Gulch Hustle Trail Run course information.