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! Please change into bike shoes, helmet, bike gloves, etc. at your bike-rack transition location and use changing tents for only immediate bike shorts and jersey so no one is waiting!

  • 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.

  • After 1/2 mile, just before Horse Gulch Meadow, bear left onto the Powerline trail connector.

  • Follow the Powerline trail 2 miles north, past the water tower.

  • Bear right onto Skyline, and begin the infamous 1.5 mile Skyline climb.

  • At the top of Skyline continue straight onto the 1/3 mile Smokejumper connector trail to the Sugar Trail.

  • Continue onto the Sugar Trail and descend a series of 21 flowing switchbacks for 1.5 miles!

  • Once back into Horse Gulch, follow Horse Gulch Road south for roughly 2 miles until Caps Trail.

  • Turn Left at Caps Trail and make an immediate right. This fun flowy 1/2 mile trail takes you back to the Meadow Aid Station.

  • Mile 10 - Arrive at Meadow Aid Station, hang a left and proceed on the Meadow Trail toward Telegraph.

  • After 3/4 mile, take a right at the Meadow/Telegraph intersection and climb the 1.25 mile Telegraph trail to the saddle in the ridge.

  • Once over the saddle, take your next right after about 1/10th of a mile and head due South onto the Crites Connect trail.

  • Crites Connect will take you 1.5 miles to the intersect with Carbon Junction.

  • Stay right and flow mostly downhill for 2 miles back to CO Highway 3 staying right at the intersection with South Rim.

  • Cross Hwy 3, and stay on Animas River trail connector on East side of river.

  • After 1 mile, exit onto Sawmill Rd. Stay on "LEFT" side of the road following the orange safety cones for a 1/3 of a mile to Animas Surgical Hospital and hang a left 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.