11.5 miles
Distance
1,196 ft
Climb
-1,194 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

Classic intermediate route, can be done as a point to point.

Detailed Description
2ndAve - Classic Intermediate Telegraph is a 11 mile moderately popular intermediate 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 1,196 ft with a max elevation of 7,542 ft then descends -1,194 ft.
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12 Reviews & Comments

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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 6:20)
Trail Meadow Loop
This trail is just fun! Smooth and fast going downhill.
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gnarflow13 (May 27, 2021 at 15:16)
Trail Big Canyon
Amazing flow and speed. Really twisty and fun through the trees with a few optional A-Lines that are FUN. Git sum!
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cemoorelife TRAILFORKS (Jul 17, 2020 at 14:17)
Trail Big Canyon
A great, fun and flowy trail.
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provin1327 (Jul 1, 2020 at 16:11)
This is an awesome tour of the area. Definitly an intermediate loop advanced riders could tack on Raiders Ridge and Snake Charmer for a longer, more challenging route but this by itself is still a great ride.
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provin1327 (Jul 1, 2020 at 15:49)
Trail Big Canyon
Wish this trail was downhill only. It's so fast but has many blind corners. Be sure to hit the natural rock wall ride at the end
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provin1327 (Jul 1, 2020 at 15:47)
Like the Sidewinder trail but a bit steeper. Fast flowy and fun!
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provin1327 (Jul 1, 2020 at 15:46)
A fun little descent, let 'er rip!
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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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shortdog16 (Apr 22, 2019 at 17:31)
Trail Telegraph
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    7
More Stats for 2ndAve - Classic Intermediate Telegraph mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    6,404 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,538 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,539 ft
  • Grade max
    -43%
  • Grade min
    38.8%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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The Lookout from the Telegraph Trail
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.

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