46.4 miles
Distance
10,862 ft
Climb
-10,849 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point
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The BME Durango Purgatory event will take place on August 28th and 29th in the majestic San Juan Mountains of Colorado. Racers can expect two big days of racing, including some backcountry stages. Official practice will take place on Thursday and Friday, with racing action on Saturday and Sunday. The Purgatory Bike Park features quality downhill terrain at Purgatory Resort near Durango, Colorado and is an established pathway to over 400 miles of high alpine singletrack for hard core mountain bike enthusiasts. Durango is a bucket list destination and an event that you don’t want to miss.

Located just 25 miles north of Durango and surrounded by the majestic San Juan Mountains, Purgatory Resort is the destination for an authentic Colorado mountain experience. The Village Plaza base area features a vibrant assemblage of family friendly activities, lodging, retail shops, restaurants and bars. Throughout the summer, Purgatory provides hiking and lift-served mountain biking, plus over a dozen family friendly activities, including the area’s only Inferno Mountain Coaster and alpine slide. Please visit purgatory.ski to learn more.

Detailed Description
Big Mountain Enduro - Purgatory 2021 is a 46 mile extreme race route located near Durango Colorado. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 11 trails. This route climbs 10,862 ft with a max elevation of 11,471 ft then descends -10,849 ft.

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Route Sections

1 Transfer Stage 1 --> Bolam Pass - Elbert Creek Road
  • 4 miles distance
  • 1,530 ft climb
  • -30 ft descent
2 Stage 1 --> Pirate
  • 3,930 ft distance
  • 11 ft climb
  • -422 ft descent
3 Transfer Stage 2 --> 7th Heaven
  • 2,136 ft distance
  • 0 ft climb
  • -149 ft descent
4 Stage 2 --> Divinity Flow
  • 2 miles distance
  • 3 ft climb
  • -951 ft descent
5 Transfer Stage 3 --> Chair Lift
  • 1 mile distance
  • 1,497 ft climb
  • -16 ft descent
6 Stage 3 --> World Cup DH
  • 3 miles distance
  • 1,038 ft climb
  • -1,455 ft descent
7 Transfer Stage 4 --> Bolam Pass - Elbert Creek Road
  • 4 miles distance
  • 1,448 ft climb
  • -33 ft descent
8 Stage 4 --> Pirate - Links - Diggler
  • 3 miles distance
  • 321 ft climb
  • -1,703 ft descent
9 Transfer Stage 5 --> Chair Lift - 7th Heaven - Shangri-La - Elbert Creek Road - Bolam Pass - Cascade Divide Road - Colorado Trail
  • 14 miles distance
  • 2,615 ft climb
  • -1,553 ft descent
10 Stage 5 --> Graysill Creek - Cascade Creek (West)
  • 4 miles distance
  • 0 ft climb
  • -2,209 ft descent
11 Transfer Stage 6 --> Cascade Creek (West) - Cascade Creek Road - Highway 550 - Bolam Pass - Chair Lift
  • 9 miles distance
  • 1,950 ft climb
  • -713 ft descent
12 Stage 6 --> World Cup DH
  • 1 mile distance
  • 3 ft climb
  • -1,460 ft descent

Trails in Route

Details

  • Race Course
  • Race Date
    Saturday August 28, 2021
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
More Stats for Big Mountain Enduro - Purgatory 2021 mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    6 hr 33 min
  • Altitude change
    13 ft
  • Altitude min
    8,730 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,951 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,963 ft
  • Grade max
    -197.5%
  • Grade min
    635.1%
  • Distance climb
    23 miles
  • Distance down
    22 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles

Directions

  1. Bike west on Bolam Pass.
  2. Continue for 2 kilometers.
  3. Bike south on Elbert Creek Road FS581.
  4. Continue for 1 kilometer.
  5. Bike south on Elbert Creek Road FS581.
  6. Continue for 2 kilometers.
  7. Bike east on 7th Heaven.
  8. Continue for 70 meters.
  9. Turn left onto Pirate.
  10. Continue for 200 meters.
  11. Bike north on Pirate.
  12. Continue for 700 meters.
  13. Bike northeast on Elbert Creek Road FS581.
  14. Continue for 400 meters.
  15. Bike northeast on Elbert Creek Road FS581.
  16. Continue for 50 meters.
  17. Turn left onto Divinity Flow.
  18. Continue for 500 meters.
  19. Bike southeast on Divinity Flow.
  20. Continue for 1.5 kilometers.
  21. Bike southwest on Bolam Pass.
  22. Continue for 2 kilometers.
  23. Bike south on Elbert Creek Road FS581.
  24. Continue for 800 meters.
  25. Bike southeast on Elbert Creek Road FS581.
  26. Continue for 2.5 kilometers.
  27. Bike east on Links.
  28. Continue for 900 meters.
  29. Bike northeast on Links.
  30. Continue for 60 meters.
  31. Bike east on Diggler.
  32. Continue for 200 meters.
  33. Turn left to stay on Diggler.
  34. Continue for 300 meters.
  35. Bike southeast on Shangri-La.
  36. Continue for 100 meters.
  37. Bike west on Shangri-La.
  38. Continue for 700 meters.
  39. Make a sharp right onto Divinity Flow.
  40. Continue for 1 kilometer.
  41. Turn right onto Shangri-La.
  42. Continue for 200 meters.
  43. Turn right to stay on Shangri-La.
  44. Continue for 200 meters.
  45. Bike southeast on Shangri-La.
  46. Continue for 200 meters.
  47. Bear right onto World Champs DH Lower.
  48. Continue for 70 meters.
  49. Bike north on Shangri-La.
  50. Continue for 200 meters.
  51. Bike southeast on Shangri-La.
  52. Continue for 200 meters.
  53. Bear right onto Lift 1 Return.
  54. Continue for 200 meters.
  55. Bike north on Lift 1 Return.
  56. Continue for 400 meters.
  57. Bike north on 7th Heaven.
  58. Continue for 700 meters.
  59. Bike east on 7th Heaven.
  60. Continue for 800 meters.
  61. Bike northwest on 7th Heaven.
  62. Continue for 500 meters.
  63. Bike northwest on Elbert Creek Road FS581.
  64. Continue for 400 meters.
  65. Bike east on Shangri-La.
  66. Continue for 100 meters.
  67. Bike southeast on Shangri-La.
  68. Continue for 400 meters.
  69. Bike north on Shangri-La.
  70. Continue for 20 meters.
  71. Turn left onto Elbert Creek Road FS581.
  72. Continue for 100 meters.
  73. Bike northwest on Bolam Pass.
  74. Continue for 100 meters.
  75. Bike north on Bolam Pass.
  76. Continue for 500 meters.
  77. Bear right onto Relay Creek Rd..
  78. Continue for 100 meters.
  79. Bike northeast on Relay Creek Rd..
  80. Continue for 2 kilometers.
  81. Turn right onto Cascade Divide Rd..
  82. Continue for 3 kilometers.
  83. Bike northwest on Cascade Divide Rd..
  84. Continue for 14 kilometers.
  85. Bike northwest on Cascade Divide Rd..
  86. Continue for 300 meters.
  87. Make a sharp left onto CT (Rolling Mountain).
  88. Continue for 1 kilometer.
  89. Bike east on Graysill Creek.
  90. Continue for 2.5 kilometers.
  91. Bike east on Graysill Creek.
  92. Continue for 1.5 kilometers.
  93. Turn right onto Cascade Creek (W).
  94. Continue for 4 kilometers.
  95. Bike northeast on Cascade Creek (W).
  96. Continue for 100 meters.
  97. Turn right onto Cascade Creek (783).
  98. Continue for 3 kilometers.
  99. Turn right onto US 550.
  100. Continue for 200 meters.
  101. Bike north on Bolam Pass.
  102. Continue for 200 meters.
  103. Bike north on Bolam Pass.
  104. Continue for 1.5 kilometers.
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Graysill Creek
Dec 25, 2023 @ 9:15am
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Cascade Divide Rd.
Nov 20, 2023 @ 6:50am
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Snow covered for the season
Cascade Creek (W)
Nov 20, 2023 @ 6:46am
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Snow covered for season.
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