2.8 miles
Distance
726 ft
Climb
-132 ft
Descent
00:33:31
Avg time

Telegraph Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Telegraph Trail System
    Durango, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Uphill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #8109 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #17950 in Trail Running
    • #81669 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 85 in Trail Running
    • 70 in Hiking

This is an uphill primary trail. Hardly anyone descends it and people who are will be in contact with the 100s of people who climb this daily.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Telegraph mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    594 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,817 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,527 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,823 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,418 ft
  • Grade
    4%
  • Grade max
    -49.9%
  • Grade min
    38.7%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2,497 ft
  • Distance flat
    748 ft
  • Avg time
    00:33:31
  • Avg reverse time
    00:38:22
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Status:
on Apr 1, 2022
Ideal
Avg: 4 (5 votes)
Your vote: 0

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
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  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Telegraph Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 35 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 292 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 3,087 rides
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      28 |
      Jul 17, 2021 @ 2:29pm
      Jul 17, 2021
      95 |
      Oct 30, 2018 @ 7:50am
      Oct 30, 2018
      91 |
      Sep 4, 2018 @ 2:59pm
      Sep 4, 2018
      133 |
      Sep 5, 2013 @ 6:53am
      Sep 5, 2013

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      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      shortdog16 (Apr 22, 2019 at 17:31)
       Aa
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      provin1327 (Jul 1, 2020 at 15:45)
       This is a perfect climbing trail. A gentle grade with a few steeps and technical sections to keep it fun. It would be a five star trail except for the hike a bike at the very end.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Hoffmonster (Jul 29, 2021 at 6:25)
       Awesome climbing trail except for the very top from either direction. Was able to pedal almost all of it from main trailhead not the top Frown . From the bottom of the other side, not so much. From the top down to Sidewinder is fast fun. Be careful people coming up though.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      ironshoe7 (Oct 2, 2021 at 12:20)
       The shoot down to Sidewinder is super muddy
      [Reply]





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