14.8 miles
Distance
2,532 ft
Climb
-1,650 ft
Descent
03:29:42
Avg time
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CT (Big Bend) Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    Durango
    , Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #42855 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    40 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback

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.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for CT (Big Bend) bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    884 ft
  • Altitude min
    10,629 ft
  • Altitude max
    12,284 ft
  • Altitude start
    10,744 ft
  • Altitude end
    11,627 ft
  • Grade
    1.1%
  • Grade max
    -76.1%
  • Grade min
    51.4%
  • Distance climb
    9 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,446 ft
  • Avg time
    03:29:42
  • Avg reverse time
    10:04:51
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Status:
on May 28, 2021
Dry
Avg: 4.35 (6 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
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  • Wet
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  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      CT (Big Bend) Trail Reports

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      May 28, 2021 @ 12:58pm
      May 28, 2021
      May 28, 2021 @ 7:54am
      May 28, 2021
      Snow, likely early July cleared
      Jun 18, 2020 @ 2:59pm
      Jun 18, 2020
      Snow sections on Indian Trail Ridge but manageable. Lots of trees (70ish) cut out on north half- still a dozen left otherwise riding great
      Dec 2, 2019 @ 12:23pm
      Dec 2, 2019
      Snow covered, closed for season
      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.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 50 rides
      • 114 miles avg distance
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      • 76 rides
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      youtuber Skinny rocky ridges on top of the world | CO...
      12:24 | 403 | Sep 27, 2018 , Durango
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