5 miles
Distance
696 ft
Climb
-1,866 ft
Descent
01:02:18
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Alta Lakes Trail

Alta Lakes Details

  • Riding Area
    Mountain Village Bike Park
    Telluride, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    July - Oct
  • Global Ranking
    #46211 in Mountain Biking

This area is a maze of unsigned trails. This is but one route option to get into the Alta Lakes area. Closed for Elk calving until July 1st.

Bike Park

More Stats for Alta Lakes bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,171 ft
  • Altitude min
    9,590 ft
  • Altitude max
    10,819 ft
  • Altitude start
    10,782 ft
  • Altitude end
    9,611 ft
  • Grade
    -4.474%
  • Grade max
    -62.893%
  • Grade min
    34.36%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,587 ft
  • Avg time
    01:02:18
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Status:
on Sep 16, 2018
Dry
Avg: 2 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
LEGEND
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to alta-lakes trailhead (37.907841, -107.854993)
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Alta Lakes Trail Reports

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Sep 16, 2018 @ 6:53pm
Sep 16, 2018
Sep 16, 2018 @ 6:53pm
Sep 16, 2018
Looks like national forest shut this trail down. Trail has been destroyed by a machine. Fallen trees everywhere and trail has been ripped up....
Aug 12, 2018 @ 9:34am
Aug 12, 2018
This trail is super dry out in the open but in the trees, it's a little damp. The end of this trail has a few blown out sections as you approach...
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Photos

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231 |
Oct 20, 2014 @ 6:25am
Oct 20, 2014
Alta Lakes, Telluride
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Mar 16, 2013 @ 6:15pm
Mar 16, 2013
Alta Lakes, Telluride
368 |
Aug 1, 2005 @ 10:00pm
Aug 1, 2005
Alta Lakes, Telluride
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Aug 1, 2005 @ 10:00pm
Aug 1, 2005
Alta Lakes, Telluride

2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
flag Reelhammy (Sep 16, 2018 at 18:51)
 Got to the descending portion of this trail today. Totally destroyed and unridable. New sign put up saying national forest behind this sign. Mini excavator went up this trail and demo’d all the trees and ripped up the trail. Why did this happen??
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  • + 1
flag Falllinemaniac (Sep 23, 2018 at 10:00)
 The USFS has been busy with land trades and developing a sanctioned Magic Meadow trail with new segments augmenting existing trails. Old sections on private land are being reclaimed.
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