11.3 miles
Distance
1,565 ft
Climb
-1,562 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

Rocky and technical route

Detailed Description
2ndAve - Advanced Telegraph is a 11 mile less popular expert route located near Durango Colorado. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 5 trails. This route climbs 1,565 ft with a max elevation of 7,472 ft then descends -1,562 ft.
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17 Reviews & Comments

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spokesmanmtb (Oct 31, 2022 at 6:56)
This trail has rock rolls, berms, jumps, drops and many other challenging obstacles that could be dangerous if you are inexperienced. Most of the tougher features have ride-arounds, but the overall trail is definitely black. This is a fun and well-built trail!
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bkxc (Oct 16, 2022 at 8:35)
Trail Send it
Absolute fantastic ripper!
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BlakeqDc3qv (Aug 18, 2022 at 15:48)
Not maintained very well up top but still fun
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spokesmanmtb (Jun 25, 2022 at 16:04)
Trail Telegraph
I climbed this trail today (was great!) and also descended it. Yes, there were many who were climbing, but I was with someone who couldn't go down "Send It", so we turned around at the top.

I enjoyed this as a downhill trail more than the climb. I wish there was a dedicated climbing trail so I could safely descend Telegraph fast, it would be amazing. Currently, I don't see that happening.
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ironshoe7 (Oct 2, 2021 at 12:20)
Trail Telegraph
The shoot down to Sidewinder is super muddy
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Hoffmonster (Jul 29, 2021 at 6:25)
Trail Telegraph
Awesome climbing trail except for the very top from either direction. Was able to pedal almost all of it from main trailhead not the top Frown . From the bottom of the other side, not so much. From the top down to Sidewinder is fast fun. Be careful people coming up though.
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Hoffmonster (Jul 29, 2021 at 6:22)
Trail Send it
Fun. Steep but not crazy. Rocky at the top and slightly exposed on left. Bottom is some crazy fast fun. Send it!!
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brahhh (May 28, 2021 at 13:48)
Trail Send it
Fast, fun, a lil technical, fun, twisty, and fun.
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tdeems (Apr 26, 2021 at 19:58)
Trail Send it
Soooo good, don’t be intimidated. Climb Telegraph and ride this to Meadow Option to Caps.
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slayerdegnar (Oct 15, 2020 at 18:13)
a thousand feet washed out "flow" trail with some lame jumps at the bottom.
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provin1327 (Jul 1, 2020 at 15:45)
Trail Telegraph
This is a perfect climbing trail. A gentle grade with a few steeps and technical sections to keep it fun. It would be a five star trail except for the hike a bike at the very end.
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provin1327 (Jul 1, 2020 at 15:44)
A really fun trail that keeps you on your toes but is not a double black, not even close.
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JoeRacing (May 21, 2020 at 15:48)
This trail is not maintained. DO NOT RIDE until this trail is maintained.
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PorterandRichy (Oct 26, 2019 at 19:14)
Needs some work is still fun
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grampa (Sep 19, 2019 at 22:24)
If you like a combo of rock slab, rock armoured, rocky and flowy singletrack then you'll like this. Ridden as a descent... short but fun.
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shortdog16 (Apr 22, 2019 at 17:31)
Trail Telegraph
Aa
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bikerider4444 (Oct 30, 2014 at 10:53)
Trail Send it
It's ok, kinda rutted ou as of oct 28th, some great flow, banked bermed deals. Don't need a dh rig at all, just a mnt bike trail.
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Trails in Route

Telegraph1 mile
Send it3,415 ft
Snake Charmer2,743 ft
Talker1,759 ft
Chapman Hill Flow1,289 ft

Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for 2ndAve - Advanced Telegraph mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    6,538 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,538 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,542 ft
  • Grade max
    -94.4%
  • Grade min
    36.4%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
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The Lookout from the Telegraph Trail
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A beautiful vista from the top of the Telegraph trail in Durango, CO. Shot in June, 2022.

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

statustraildateconditiondescription
Telegraph
Nov 19, 2022 @ 6:06pm
Nov 19, 2022
Some packed snow/dirt mix higher up in the shade but no mud
Snake Charmer
Nov 19, 2022 @ 10:15am
Nov 19, 2022
Chapman Hill Flow
Oct 1, 2022 @ 9:18pm
Oct 1, 2022
Needs to be worked on after monsoon season riding the trail rocks tumbled down the trail and the trees have over grown and gone through the trail
Send it
Sep 11, 2022 @ 7:41am
Sep 11, 2022
Talker
Jun 24, 2022 @ 11:48am
Jun 24, 2022
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