Phil's World

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  • 07-26-2012
    rpalmer
    What are daytime temps like down there right now?
  • 07-26-2012
    SilverBullet
    Just went there the other weekend, and it rained a little bit before we rode. Nice and tacky. Best sunset ride ever.
  • 07-26-2012
    Anonymous
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rpalmer View Post
    What are daytime temps like down there right now?

    Somewhere between the surface of the sun, and an iron smelter.
    :D
  • 07-27-2012
    forkboy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Jim Beam View Post
    Are those related to collard greens?

    I think they prefer the term Lizards of Collar.
  • 07-28-2012
    Anonymous
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by forkboy View Post
    I think they prefer the term Lizards of Collar.

    Californis Califides.
    My spelling may vary from the norm.
  • 07-31-2012
    mtbscott
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rpalmer View Post
    What are daytime temps like down there right now?

    Rode Phil's World last Monday, started around 9:30 and our large group was all done by noonish. I'm going to say probably high 80's or low 90's but completely bearable. Bring lots of water.
  • 07-31-2012
    mtbscott
    I hope this doesn't offend anyone, but I have to point out that Phil's World was in much rougher condition last week than when I rode it in June of last year. Lots of erosion, particularly on the rib cage and other larger drops similar to those. The rockier parts hadn't changed at all. I'm guessing there's been some pretty heavy rains and the trails built on the fall lines become rivers at times. I know it's a lot of trail to maintain.
  • 08-13-2012
    CanyonDad
    Echo that; we rode it last weekend and there was tons of washout and sand over the trails. Still superb riding.
  • 09-20-2012
    COSK2
    Hi gang - heading to Cortez at the end of October - first timer. Wondering if anyone has recommendations for camping in the area. Thanks!
  • 09-20-2012
    boostin
    One time we camped at a reservoir a few miles out of Cortez, I don't remember the name or where exactly, only that it worked well for us. There is also a KOA in town. You can camp in Mesa Verde NP too but it might be a drive to get out into the park, the entrance is very close to Phils fwiw.

    It might have been Mcphee Lake. Hopefully someone more local can chime in and give you more definitive answers.
  • 09-23-2012
    TOLOCOMan
    Good free sites up at the Boggy Draw trail head. Decent trails to ride right from camp too. About 20 minutes to Phils, 45 minutes to Sand Canyon from there.
  • 09-25-2012
    COSK2
    Thanks - sounds like what I'm looking for!
  • 10-31-2012
    verdugomountainlocal
    Love Phil's World. here's a pic

    [IMG]<a href="http://s1321.beta.photobucket.com/user/bvaneps/library/" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1321.photobucket.com/albums/u549/bvaneps/Colorado2012Leadville147.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"/></a>[/IMG]
  • 10-31-2012
    justin_amador
    When I went there 1 or 2 years ago, Phil's was great but, I like sand canyon even more. It felt more adventurous to me.

    http://forums.mtbr.com/picture.php?a...pictureid=5371

    i took a couple pic's a Phil's, too. They turned out kind of crappy since I forgot my little tripod that ride.
  • 10-31-2012
    COSK2
    So, the trip is complete and it was a success. We ended up above Dolores, near the Boggy trail system. Camping was easy to find and the area was amazing. Rode Phil's and it was awesome, but I enjoyed the Boggy trail system more, especially the Bean Canyon loop. We rode almost sixty miles in three days there, all amazing. There is plenty to go back and see, not to mention the Dolores River Brewery - highly recommended!
  • 10-31-2012
    KgB
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by COSK2 View Post
    So, the trip is complete and it was a success. We ended up above Dolores, near the Boggy trail system!

    so how far is that from Phils and is there a map of the Boggy trais, I have not heard of them
  • 11-03-2012
    COSK2
  • 11-12-2012
    Foote30
    I am planning on heading that way next weekend to take my son on a train ride in Durango. Does anyone have any idea if with the relatively warm and dry week ahead if Phils or the Telegraph trails in Durango will be good to go.

    Thanks
  • 11-12-2012
    Singletrack Maps
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Foote30 View Post
    I am planning on heading that way next weekend to take my son on a train ride in Durango. Does anyone have any idea if with the relatively warm and dry week ahead if Phils or the Telegraph trails in Durango will be good to go.

    Thanks

    You should be good to go!!!

    No snow accumulated in town this past weekend and looks like only a dusting on top of the ridge lines in town...

    Enjoy!

    .
  • 11-12-2012
    Foote30
    Great, thanks for the info. Shaping up to be a great late season weekend. Can't wait.
  • 11-12-2012
    jhazard
    better double-check on the train though, I work in town and haven't heard it running, maybe they're still doing weekends?
  • 11-12-2012
    Foote30
    Thanks, I will call to double check. I saw on the internet they are doing some kind of winter train ride for kids. I have never gone it but sounds like it is pretty cool for a 2 year old that is obsessed with trains and such.
  • 01-09-2013
    Valentich
    Phil's is the jam. Being new to the area I've only ridden it once, but can't wait to do it again. Stoked that it's only an hour or so away. The best thing about it is that there is something for everyone. From beginner, intermediate, to advanced.
  • 01-09-2013
    richccc
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by COSK2 View Post

    Thanks for the map and info, part go my plan for future trip.
  • 01-16-2013
    shrubeck
    Anyone know what the current conditions are like? Snow? Mud? Awesomeness? It's supposed to be warmer there than Junction this weekend, but dry trails may be a bit much to hope for.