15.2 miles
Distance
2,397 ft
Climb
-2,395 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

Classic Dry Fork route, best ridden clockwise.

Detailed Description
2ndAve - Dry Fork Lollipop is a 15 mile 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 4 trails. This route climbs 2,397 ft with a max elevation of 8,656 ft then descends -2,395 ft.
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16 Reviews & Comments

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Pkfire (Sep 24, 2022 at 17:57)
Fast n fun. First few switch backs on the middle climb are silly/soul crushing. Really enjoyed most of this. If u think this is hard…get better.
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Pkfire (Sep 24, 2022 at 17:57)
Fast n fun. First few switch backs on the middle climb are silly/soul crushing. Really enjoyed most of this. If u think this is hard…get better.
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the-lorax (Jun 6, 2021 at 22:33)
This is definitely a blue trail. Albeit, a technical blue trail with a lot of climbing. But still definitely blue. I mean no offense by this, but those saying it is too difficult to be an intermediate/blue trail ... well, must be an intermediate rider. Super fun though for any level Intermediateand up, and the 10 miles of sustained DH is well worth the climb to high point.
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the-lorax (Jun 6, 2021 at 22:33)
This is definitely a blue trail. Albeit, a technical blue trail with a lot of climbing. But still definitely blue. I mean no offense by this, but those saying it is too difficult to be an intermediate/blue trail ... well, must be an intermediate rider. Super fun though for any level Intermediateand up, and the 10 miles of sustained DH is well worth the climb to high point.
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Solecollector (Oct 30, 2020 at 20:17)
A lot of climbing which makes the downhills way more enjoyable. I’d rate this a black as there are a few fairly serious areas. Many trees across the trail.
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Solecollector (Oct 30, 2020 at 20:17)
A lot of climbing which makes the downhills way more enjoyable. I’d rate this a black as there are a few fairly serious areas. Many trees across the trail.
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GlazedHam (Oct 1, 2020 at 16:03)
Nice XC loop. You might as well go all the way to High Point because it levels out the further you go up.
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bensgig (Sep 18, 2020 at 16:59)
I'll give it five stars. If you are coming down this to the stem of the lollipop it is a riot. You should have a full suspension mountain bike and be very capable. this is the only trail really in the Durango area I have found that you should have a full suspension bike. Everything else is seriously hard-tail trails and easy. But this is Rocky technical at parts but just the perfect amount.
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bensgig (Sep 18, 2020 at 16:57)
I can only comment on the middle three miles or so of the trail. Because I did the lollipop. this part is more flat before it descends on the right hand side back down to the stem of the lollipop. It's nice. If you don't mind the climb getting up.
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bensgig (Sep 18, 2020 at 16:57)
I can only comment on the middle three miles or so of the trail. Because I did the lollipop. this part is more flat before it descends on the right hand side back down to the stem of the lollipop. It's nice. If you don't mind the climb getting up.
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bensgig (Sep 18, 2020 at 16:55)
Trail Dry Fork
I gave it three stars. There's nothing too great about it. It's an Alpine climb. That's about it. Definitely intermediate and full suspension needed. this is the direction people said to go and then to do the loop around. The rest of the trail flattens out and then descends back down. Which does make it worth it. But the climb is just slow and tiring.
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provin1327 (Jul 2, 2020 at 11:48)
This is a fun loop but Trailforks has the ascent and descent wrong. Its only 2,200' of ascent and descent not 3,400
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aaronchuck (Mar 10, 2020 at 22:34)
I’m a bit baffled at the trail rating on this one. Blue? There’s was some pretty serious chunk towards the bottom. Seemed more like a black. Ok I was just finishing the CT and had a full rack of bags on my rig. Maybe that was a factor. But the tech seemed more towards black.
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aaronchuck (Mar 10, 2020 at 22:34)
I’m a bit baffled at the trail rating on this one. Blue? There’s was some pretty serious chunk towards the bottom. Seemed more like a black. Ok I was just finishing the CT and had a full rack of bags on my rig. Maybe that was a factor. But the tech seemed more towards black.
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aztrail (Jul 2, 2017 at 1:20)
Bit of snow, fairly overgrown in the valley. Great trail! But more challenging than most blue.
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aztrail (Jul 2, 2017 at 1:20)
Bit of snow, fairly overgrown in the valley. Great trail! But more challenging than most blue.
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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Out & Back
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    142
More Stats for 2ndAve - Dry Fork Lollipop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    6,989 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,989 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,991 ft
  • Grade max
    -42.7%
  • Grade min
    44.3%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,278 ft
Avg: 3.5 (2 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Dry Fork
Oct 25, 2022 @ 2:13pm
Oct 25, 2022
Love this trail! Best climb anywhere. Anyway… tree down near connect w Colorado Tr.
CT - Junction Creek
Sep 17, 2022 @ 8:59am
Sep 17, 2022
Two downed trees, but otherwise great.
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Jul 11, 2022 @ 8:58am
Jul 11, 2022
Dry and dusty, but completely rideable.
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