For The Armored Junkie Types
Let’s just get this out of the way: there are no easy trails in the Mountain Village Bike Park. With that being said the park appeals to intermediate and expert downhill bikers with its 1,000 feet of vertical drop, 30-plus berms, and various jumps. But that’s not even the best part. It is how you gain access to the Bike Park that has people talking: the gondola, making this a one-of-a-kind downhill biking experience.
From Station St. Sophia, the Mountain Village Bike Park entrance is situated about 100 yards south. Once there, you can indulge your senses on trails built to International Mountain Bicycling Association guidelines. To choose your route, first review the Mountain Village Bike Park Trail Map. And to stay up-to-date on all things bike park, join the conversation on Facebook.
A couple quick rules. Sign a waiver and in turn you will receive a free season pass to the park. Stay on the trail as there aren’t any bike trails from St. Sophia Gondola Station down to the Town of Telluride. If you need to gain access to the Town of Telluride, load your bike on the back of a gondola cabin and take the free ride down. We also ask that you read and obey all trail signage as signs were erected to keep all trail users safe. The park is open until sunset every day during the summer months (mid-June to mid-October). Sorry, no dogs or hikers are allowed in the park.
No-Brainer Trail 1.5 miles
This single blue, 1.5-mile trail runs from the top of the Bike Park to the bottom. Expect smooth, rolling, curvy cruising and moderate slopes.
More Difficult Trails
T-Bone Trail 0.3 miles
This double blue, singletrack trail cuts off from the No-Brainer Trail, reconnecting after 0.3 miles with weaving turns through the trees and moderate slopes.
Cocoa Loco Trail 0.1 miles
This blue and black singletrack forks off the T-Bone Trail, reconnecting after 0.1 miles, and includes several wooden features, tight tree lines, and steep slopes.
Most Difficult Trails
Gold Rush Trail 0.75 miles
This 0.75 mile black, singletrack trail forks off the No-Brainer Trail 0.3 miles from the Bike Park entrance. Riders will encounter multiple trail routes with small jumps, drops, rock gardens and steep slopes as the course weaves through aspen grove.
Pan-Coaster Trail 0.5 miles
This 0.5-mile black, singletrack begins next to the road gap adjacent to the World Cup Trail. Pan-Coaster features numerous berms and jumps flowing in and out of the trees and steep slopes. Watch local Trevor Martin propel down Pan-Coaster.
Expert Only Trails
World Cup Trail 0.75 miles
This double black, rocky singletrack forks off the Gold Rush Trail 0.4 miles from the Bike Park entrance, and stretches 0.75 miles long with very steep slopes. Watch local Trevor Martin master the World Cup.