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Half-Century Biking Route

Basics
Location:
Connects the towns of Cortez, Mancos, and Dolores
Length:
51 mile loop
Difficulty:
Beginner
Aerobic Difficulty:
Difficult
Time To Allow:
5 to 7 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
850 feet
Season:
Year round

Description

The Half-Century Trail is a road-biking loop between the towns of Cortez, Mancos, and Dolores. The route passes through the striking desert scenery of the Four Corners area, with great views of the La Plata mountains.

Details

Location:
Connects the towns of Cortez, Mancos, and Dolores
Length:
51 mile loop
Difficulty:
Beginner
Aerobic Difficulty:
Difficult
Time To Allow:
5 to 7 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
850
Season:
Year round

Map + Directions

Basic Directions
The route can be started from anywhere along its length. Cortez is in southwestern Colorado at the junction of US 666 and US 160.

Route Details

Head east from Cortez along US 160. From Mancos, turn northwest along CO Hwy 184. Near the town of Dolores, take CO Hwy 145 to CO Hwy 145, heading south back to Cortez.


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