6 miles
Distance
2,151 ft
Climb
-973 ft
Descent
01:04:48
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Magic Meadow Trail

Magic Meadow Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Telluride Bike Park
    Telluride, Colorado
  • AKA
    Alta Lakes
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    July - Oct
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #46211 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    55 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 Magic Meadow bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,178 ft
  • Altitude min
    9,596 ft
  • Altitude max
    10,782 ft
  • Altitude start
    9,604 ft
  • Altitude end
    10,782 ft
  • Grade
    3.85%
  • Grade max
    -34.41%
  • Grade min
    60.499%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,527 ft
  • Avg time
    01:04:48
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Status:
on Aug 7, 2019
Variable
Avg: 3.6 (5 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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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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

  • 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
  • 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
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
      Directions to magic-meadow trailhead (37.888590, -107.888190)
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      Magic Meadow Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Aug 7, 2019 @ 10:08am
      Aug 7, 2019
      Great condition
      Aug 3, 2019 @ 8:32am
      Aug 3, 2019
      A few wet spots, great dirt.
      Jul 13, 2019 @ 1:03pm
      Jul 13, 2019
      No trees no snow, 100% open to the hwy!
      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....
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 110 rides
      • 28 miles avg distance
      All
      • 22 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      3 |
      Aug 28, 2019 @ 10:11pm
      Aug 28, 2019
      3 |
      Aug 28, 2019 @ 10:10pm
      Aug 28, 2019
      2 |
      Aug 28, 2019 @ 10:10pm
      Aug 28, 2019
      269 |
      Oct 20, 2014 @ 6:25am
      Oct 20, 2014

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      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??
      [Reply]
      • + 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.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag bdealva (Jul 28, 2019 at 15:04)
       Rode the recently completed magic meadow trail from prospect to t35 today. Trail is awesome! Flowy sections, bermed corners, whoops - it's got it all! Dumps you out right across the highway from T35. Making it easy to move on from the network of trails one had to braille down in years past.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag TylerG96 (Aug 1, 2019 at 19:04)
       fantastic trail! easy enough climbs and very flowy throughout. end DH is very fun and fast (ridden from bike park to T35)
      [Reply]

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      youtuber Finding magic in the meadows...
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