8.7 miles
Distance
1,276 ft
Climb
-1,274 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

Intermediate loop around Twin Buttes, best ridden counter-clockwise.

Detailed Description
2ndAve - Twin Buttes is a 9 mile popular intermediate route located near Durango Colorado. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions. This route includes 7 trails. This route climbs 1,276 ft with a max elevation of 7,463 ft then descends -1,274 ft.
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14 Reviews & Comments

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spokesmanmtb (Jul 22, 2022 at 13:05)
A good hard climb up some switchbacks (especially if you are not used to the elevation). You have to earn it, but there is a great view at the top and a nice rock to sit down on to catch your breath. The start of the FULL downhill in this trail system starts here. Fun and flowy, it connects with upper Ed & Flo.
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kdebelak (Nov 10, 2021 at 7:28)
I rode this one twice so I could hit some of the optional lines. It would be nice if they threw in a couple small table tops.
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kdebelak (Nov 10, 2021 at 7:20)
Trail Ed & Flow
Fast and fun! Trail was in great condition.
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brahhh (May 27, 2021 at 15:17)
Trail Ed & Flow
Dude it’s Ed & Flow you know how fun it is just by seeing the name.
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hidGfr (Apr 5, 2021 at 10:29)
Again, sign on the orange construction fence said April 30, when trail map at the junction shows April 15. Being the sign on the fence is one that gets put up, taken down every year, I would think that’s more accurate than a sign put up a few years ago so that’s what I reported.
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jasbushey (Apr 5, 2021 at 15:55)
I'd agree and it is confusing. But the sign is wrong. Its a constant confusion every year. www.fs.usda.gov/detail/sanjuan/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD565897

"Annual winter closures begin Dec. 1 for public areas and trails managed by the Bureau of Land Management’s Tres Rios Field Office, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the City of Durango to protect critical big game winter range. These closures will remain in place through April 15... Closure areas are signed and include:

· Big Canyon and Sale barn trailheads off U.S. Highway 160 will be closed to all public use."
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hidGfr (Apr 4, 2021 at 15:22)
Upper trails are Closed each year until April 30 for wildlife migration
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brent445 (Oct 22, 2020 at 14:35)
Scenic climb with a few dips and flats. Final decent super fun.
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bensgig (Sep 17, 2020 at 14:32)
I gave this truck four stars. I would write it again. Connecting with the other ones You get shade in between and it does have a lot of nice flow to it. A few features and little jumps along the way make this a good trail. connect it with the other ones. I would say it's a beginner/intermediate mix
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bensgig (Sep 17, 2020 at 14:31)
I connected onto this one from the main one that you climb up. It's a mix of beginner and intermediate for sure. Pretty smooth track though not many features or obstacles. One really nice view on the trail. I gave it four stars. I would definitely ride it again.
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bensgig (Sep 17, 2020 at 14:31)
It's a part of a crime to do the other trails. I would say it's a mix between beginner and intermediate. It was fun. I would do it again. I think I gave it three stars only because there's just not enough features on these trails. They're just too smooth. Great for a hard tail.
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Freewheelss (Aug 27, 2020 at 9:31)
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Bmenslow (Jul 11, 2019 at 9:29)
Counter clock, quite the kick in the final climb
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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
  • Ridelogs
    807
More Stats for 2ndAve - Twin Buttes mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    6,649 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,649 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,650 ft
  • Grade max
    -31.2%
  • Grade min
    35.1%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,724 ft
Avg: 5 (3 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Upper Twin Buttes (S)
Dec 1, 2022 @ 11:19am
Dec 1, 2022
Closed for Wildlife until April 15
Cliff Rock Loop
Dec 1, 2022 @ 11:19am
Dec 1, 2022
Closed for Wildlife until April 15
Upper Twin Buttes
Dec 1, 2022 @ 11:19am
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Closed for Wildlife until April 15
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Closed for Wildlife until April 15
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