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Railroad Loop Mountain Biking Trail

Basics
Location:
East of Mancos, between Cortez and Durango
Length:
13.3 miles
Difficulty:
Beginner
Aerobic Difficulty:
Moderate
Time To Allow:
2 to 3 hours
Elevation Change:
1100 feet
Season:
Year round

Description

The Railroad Loop Trail is an easy route suitable for riders of any experience level. The loop follows a narrow-gauge railroad grade through the scenic foothills of the southern La Plata mountains.

Details

Location:
East of Mancos, between Cortez and Durango
Length:
13.3 miles
Difficulty:
Beginner
Aerobic Difficulty:
Moderate
Time To Allow:
2 to 3 hours
Elevation Change:
1100
Season:
Year round

Map + Directions

Basic Directions
From US 160, head 5.6 miles east of Mancos to Madden Peak Road. The trail begins one mile north of here on Forest Road 568 heading east. To complete the loop from the route's end, return west along US 160 to your starting point.

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