15 miles
Distance
3,248 ft
Climb
-2,347 ft
Descent
03:47:53
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of CT (Big Bend) Trail

CT (Big Bend) Details

  • Riding Area
    Durango
    Durango, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #22862 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    20 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

This is likely one of the most scenic sections of the Colorado trail, but it is not an easy section to ride. The first few miles is rolling singletrack weaving in and out of wooded sections, with great views of the La Plata mountains and Weminuche. The last half section is Indian Trail Ridge, a rocky but extremely scenic section of trail. Likely there will be sections that you will need to walk, but it is worth it.

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More Stats for CT (Big Bend) bike trail
  • Altitude change
    901 ft
  • Altitude min
    10,612 ft
  • Altitude max
    12,282 ft
  • Altitude start
    10,736 ft
  • Altitude end
    11,636 ft
  • Grade
    1.155%
  • Grade max
    -227.626%
  • Grade min
    172.514%
  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,461 ft
  • Avg time
    03:47:53
  • Avg reverse time
    11:08:36
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Status:
on Jul 12, 2018
Very Dry
Avg: 4 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      CT (Big Bend) Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Jul 12, 2018 @ 3:25pm
      Jul 12, 2018
      Fire restrictions lifted. Please see https://www.trails2000.org/trail-conditions/ for most up to date information.
      Jun 11, 2018 @ 7:57am
      Jun 11, 2018
      416 fire Colorado trail from Molas to Durango closed
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 3 rides
      • 30 miles avg distance
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      • 41 rides
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      Jun 11, 2018 @ 7:57am
      Jun 11, 2018
      CT (Big Bend), Durango
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      Sep 21, 2017 @ 11:59am
      Sep 21, 2017
      CT (Big Bend), Durango
      60 |
      Sep 21, 2017 @ 11:58am
      Sep 21, 2017
      CT (Big Bend), Durango

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