Durango Double MTB Ride

First, run the Horse Gulch Hustle, then tackle 16.5 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 16.5 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 (visited twice) on the course:

  • Aid #1: Horse Gulch Meadow, 10.0 miles
  • Aid #2: Horse Gulch Meadow, 14.4 miles



  • 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, the trail is rocky and rough for a quarter mile, presenting a fall hazard. Please consider walking your bike over the rocky obstacles!
  • After the rocky section, turn left onto the Sugar Trail and descend a series of switchbacks.
  • Once back into Horse Gulch, follow Horse Gulch Road south for several miles.
  • Arrive at Aid #1, then proceed on the Meadow Trail back up into the Gulch.
  • Follow the Meadow Trail to Stacy's Trail, then to Mike's Trail.
  • Mike's Trail will take you to Aid #2, then proceed out Horse Gulch Road the way you started.
  • Cross Hwy 3 again, and return to the finish line along the old railroad grade.


Click here for Horse Gulch Hustle Trail Run course information.