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)
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.
Click here to download a printer-friendly map.
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.