16.3 miles
Distance
1,220 ft
Climb
-1,220 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point
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Race Course for 2018 12 Hours of Mesa Verde lap.

Detailed Description
2018 12 Hours of Mesa Verde Lap is a 16 mile intermediate race route located near Cortez Colorado. This mountain bike only route and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 10 trails. This route climbs 1,220 ft with a max elevation of 6,618 ft then descends -1,220 ft.
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16 Reviews & Comments

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Jduppler (Aug 28, 2021 at 15:43)
Trail Lemon Head
I liked this trail - couple small slabs, some small bumps you can get some air off of if you put the effort forth. Nothing technically challenging but nice and flowy
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zimm218 (Sep 29, 2020 at 15:20)
Trail Rib Cage
An exceptional trail but very short
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bensgig (Sep 15, 2020 at 8:53)
Trail Lemon Head
This is a great flowy trail with almost no tech features along it. Great for beginners as well. Minimal climbs. And just flowy up and down very groomed track. connect it with all the other trails for a good loop. This one does have a view at one point to the west which is really nice as a stopping point.
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bensgig (Sep 15, 2020 at 8:52)
Trail Coco Race
This is a great start to this area. The stuff is flowy and fast and not technical in any way. It should be rated a beginner trial. Connect it with the other ones continuing clockwise for a bigger loop. I would ride it again I only give it three stars only because it is not that exciting.
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Coryhibbert (Aug 3, 2020 at 15:38)
Trail Rib Cage
I love Phil’s World. Hero dirt, flow, beautifully designed trails and terrain. The experience definitely worth the trip from Durango for something new. The Rib Cage is certainly a highlight but did not meet the overhyped expectations.
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Coryhibbert (Aug 3, 2020 at 15:30)
Great shape. Hero dirt like rest of Phil’s. Goes by fast.
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Coryhibbert (Aug 3, 2020 at 15:30)
Great shape. Hero dirt like rest of Phil’s. Goes by fast.
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provin1327 (Jul 3, 2020 at 16:46)
Trail Rib Cage
Really....that was it....that was the amazing trail of Phils World? Worth doing but incredibly over rated and over hyped
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grampa (Sep 19, 2019 at 22:28)
Trail Rib Cage
fun and flowy with some risers that can be pumped for descent air time with smooth landings just in time to test your cornering skills to carry speed and not eash out.
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matthewsfur SFUR (Aug 31, 2017 at 13:53)
I've seen this referred to as "Stinking Spring" everywhere else. Is "Sticky Spring" an alternate name?
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matthewsfur SFUR (Aug 31, 2017 at 13:53)
I've seen this referred to as "Stinking Spring" everywhere else. Is "Sticky Spring" an alternate name?
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Lo501 (May 31, 2017 at 14:11)
More than half of the trail is now closed and rerouted in a two track. Total bummer.
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Lo501 (May 31, 2017 at 14:11)
More than half of the trail is now closed and rerouted in a two track. Total bummer.
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matthewsfur SFUR (Aug 31, 2017 at 13:51)
The local group's facebook page says that a property issue was resolved mid-June with this trail. I didn't notice any double track in July, so I assume that it was this issue which was resolved and now all the trail is open.
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matthewsfur SFUR (Aug 31, 2017 at 13:51)
The local group's facebook page says that a property issue was resolved mid-June with this trail. I didn't notice any double track in July, so I assume that it was this issue which was resolved and now all the trail is open.
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sncolbert (Apr 21, 2017 at 21:23)
Trail Rib Cage
Super fun, flowy. Great to ride multiple times.
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Trails in Route

Coco Race1 mile
Lemon Head4 miles
Bob's Loop1,161 ft
Abajo3,907 ft
Stinky Spring Loop5 miles
Rib Cage3,632 ft
Here For More1 mile

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  • Race Course
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    254
More Stats for 2018 12 Hours of Mesa Verde Lap mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    6,279 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,298 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,296 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -32.7%
  • Grade min
    16.9%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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Single Tracks: Rib Cage & Here for More
Single Tracks: Rib Cage & Here for More
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Dec 13, 2021
Single Tracks: Rib Cage & Here for More
Single Tracks: Rib Cage & Here for More
trail: Rib Cage
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Rib Cage
Oct 28, 2022 @ 11:30am
Oct 28, 2022
Lemon Head
Oct 28, 2022 @ 4:30am
Oct 28, 2022
Abajo
Oct 28, 2022 @ 4:30am
Oct 28, 2022
Here For More
Oct 28, 2022 @ 4:30am
Oct 28, 2022
Coco Race
Oct 24, 2022 @ 12:11pm
Oct 24, 2022
Such an amazing trail system. I was suprised to see new drains that resembled speed bumps. But, I'm glad some work is being done. There are many areas in the trail system that are getting straighter. They are creek beds and need to be reshaped with grade reversals. I just wish I was able to help. My trail work addiction is real.
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