Experience High Altitude Adventures with Telluride Mountain Biking
With its scenic valley trails, forested single-tracks and challenging technical inclines, Telluride is one destination that's on every serious mountain biker's bucket list. But you don't have to be a pro to enjoy biking in Telluride. Explore old mining roads and railroad tracks, ride through bucolic meadows, or visit Mountain Village Bike Park to hone your skills on table tops, rock gardens, berms, and jumps. Bikers of all ages and skill levels can enjoy guided half- and full-day downhill tours past lakes, valleys and forests on the Galloping Goose Trail. And experienced riders can customize a tour to explore less traveled paths. Rent your bikes and gear in advance at Mountain Lodge or book a Telluride mountain biking tour with Telluride Outside or the Boot Doctors.
Mountains to Desert Bike Ride September2018
Trails and Paths
San Miguel River Trail
Mountain Village Bike Park
Galloping Goose Trail
Black Bear Pass
Mountain Village Trail
Do they offer any half day trips in the afternoon?
Telluride Outside and Paragon Outdoors both offer half-day group tours on the Galloping Goose Trail. These local tour companies also offer custom tours for more experienced mountain trekkers. Pedal a mountain bike through spectacular high country along the historic route of the Galloping Goose railway. Our beginner-friendly guided tour begins on Lizard Head Pass, at over 10,000 ft. The trail winds around two subalpine lakes and descends into the magnificent South Fork Valley of the San Miguel River, traveling 17 miles of downhill and level terrain. Riders can choose to embark on a morning or afternoon tour through the beautiful mountain terrain. Half-day tour prices start at $110 per person and include an experienced guide, bike rentals, snacks and drinks.
Do I need to bring my own bike or can I rent one?
You can certainly bring your own mountain bike along for a Telluride adventure, but you can rent bikes too. Our guests enjoy discounted rentals on everything from rigid mountain bikes and full suspension bikes to fat tire bikes and kids bikes. Helmets, protective gear, bike locks, child trailers, and child pedal trailers are also available for rent. Rent with confidence from our vendor if you'd rather travel light and leave your own bike at home.