4.5 miles
Distance
1,268 ft
Climb
-641 ft
Descent
00:42:19
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Prospect Trail

  • USFS
    Land Manager

Prospect Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Telluride
    , Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop
  • Global Ranking
    #12519 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 55 in Hiking

Prospect Trail is the premier single track trail in the Telluride region.

**This trail is part of the Telluride Bike Park and requires a XC or Bike Park Pass during operating day/shours** June 25 - September 27, 2020: Thursday - Sunday 10 AM - 6 PM ticket is required to access this trail from San Sophia gondola station

Closed until after elk calving this is popularly done from the Gondola Station San Sofia. Ride south to a ski run, go left and up a nice little climb into the woods to a vicious little problem climbing test piece.
Keep going crossing ski runs and contouring the terrain.

Eventually splash across Prospect Creek and climb three switch backs to a connector road with a nasty little pitch forcing all but the most fit to portage up 120 meters to the upper trail. Single track goes to Sundance ski run that goes up to the yurt at the top of lift 10.

There's an upper loop adding 2 miles to the left. This leads to the top of the big rockslide crossed after the tough little climb. Take the left at the yurt or the bootleg trail left at the junction with Sundance.

This loop tops out at the Lynx poma, 11200' then it's all fun flowy single track back down.

If bypassing the upper loop go left dbl track past the yurt. At the next road crossing go left up a bit to the trail down. This is where you drop the seat and turn the shocks to plush. It's a lot of fun with techy spots fast sweeping and a few rough patches. When you get to the end on the ski run go up right to the junction of another ski run, go left 150 meters and trend right past the green gate to a paved street High Country Road. Go left down straight through a stop sign to the junction of yet another ski run. This has been improved into a nice little flow track down through the disc golf course to the gondola Station Town Hall at the bridge.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Prospect mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    628 ft
  • Altitude min
    10,493 ft
  • Altitude max
    11,160 ft
  • Altitude start
    10,532 ft
  • Altitude end
    11,160 ft
  • Grade
    2.669%
  • Grade max
    -24.462%
  • Grade min
    46.12%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    1,427 ft
  • Avg time
    00:42:19
  • Avg reverse time
    00:52:12
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Status:
on Sep 15, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 4.8 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Prospect Trail Reports

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      Sep 15, 2020 @ 10:59am
      Sep 15, 2020
      Aug 9, 2020 @ 8:31am
      Aug 9, 2020
      Jul 30, 2020 @ 12:18pm
      Jul 30, 2020
      tree across the path +/- 30 minutes in
      Jul 21, 2020 @ 2:15pm
      Jul 21, 2020
      Bits of rain consolidating the loose & blown out dust
      Jul 16, 2020 @ 10:03am
      Jul 16, 2020
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 21 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 3 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
      All
      • 569 rides
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      Photos

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      Sep 25, 2020 @ 3:46am
      Sep 25, 2020
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      Sep 25, 2020 @ 3:45am
      Sep 25, 2020
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      Aug 28, 2019 @ 10:12pm
      Aug 28, 2019
      109 |
      Oct 15, 2018 @ 5:28pm
      Oct 15, 2018

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      Thydurdan (Jul 25, 2019 at 21:07)
       Great trail, lots of up hill climbs not to difficult. Altitude definitely kicked my butt. Super fun ride
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      • + 1
      TylerG96 (Aug 1, 2019 at 19:05)
       not very hard to climb except its at 2mi elv. very good trail with some fun sections.
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