4 miles
1,268 ft
-641 ft
Avg time
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Prospect Details

  • Riding Area
    Telluride, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Alpine Trail
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop
  • Global Ranking
    #12519 in Mountain Biking

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 bike 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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,427 ft
  • Avg time
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on Sep 26, 2018
Avg: 4.65 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to prospect-13927 trailhead (37.930972, -107.832849)
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Prospect Trail Reports

Sep 26, 2018 @ 1:28pm
Sep 26, 2018
Hero dirt
Sep 8, 2018 @ 11:57am
Sep 8, 2018
Aug 12, 2018 @ 9:34am
Aug 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 @ 8:26am
Aug 10, 2018
Jul 18, 2018 @ 10:37am
Jul 18, 2018
Great shape!
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Oct 15, 2018 @ 5:28pm
Oct 15, 2018
Prospect, Telluride
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Sep 6, 2018 @ 4:07pm
Sep 6, 2018
Prospect, Telluride
190 |
Dec 18, 2012 @ 5:48am
Dec 18, 2012
Prospect, Telluride

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Prospect Trail, Telluride, CO
11:24 | 11 | Oct 8, 2018 , Telluride
Telluride, CO  - Gentlemans Loop - July 2015
6:08 | 76 | Jun 28, 2018 , Telluride
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