Prospect Trail is the premier single track trail in the Telluride region. 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.
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More Stats for Prospect mountain bike trail
Altitude change628 ft
Altitude min10,493 ft
Altitude max11,160 ft
Altitude start10,532 ft
Altitude end11,160 ft
Distance climb3 miles
Distance down1 miles
Distance flat1,427 ft
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Prospect Trail Reports
Sep 8, 2018 @ 11:57amSep 8, 2018
Aug 12, 2018 @ 9:34amAug 12, 2018
|There's a tree down after one of the clearings that I swear wasn't there a couple of days ago. Fairly easy to get under tho.|
Aug 10, 2018 @ 8:26amAug 10, 2018
Jul 18, 2018 @ 10:37amJul 18, 2018
Routes with this trail
|Gentleman's Loop||16 miles|
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