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    Durango riding suggestions

    Looks like the wife rented a cabin off of Vallecito Lake, just a bit west of Durango.

    I'm thinking I should bring my bike. But I'm not sure what to ride and how it fits into my skill sets.

    I ride a HT, and since I ride in NM, I'm used to the rocks and reasonable elevation. However, I'm not a jumper, or a serious climber.

    I'm looking for some nice single track to spend an hour or two on.

    I have several resources (books) but I'm looking to get some personal experiences to help guide me along.

    Thanks!

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    East.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    East.
    Should this mean something to me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldmanjoe
    Should this mean something to me?
    The res - it's east of Durango... not west. Unless there is some other Vallecito Res.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    The res - it's east of Durango... not west. Unless there is some other Vallecito Res.
    Yes, you are so correct.

    Any thoughts on where to ride? I'm sure I can find the lake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldmanjoe
    Yes, you are so correct.

    Any thoughts on where to ride? I'm sure I can find the lake.
    PM bonesgetbroke. He lives a bit east of Vallecito I think...

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldmanjoe
    I'm looking for some nice single track to spend an hour or two on.

    I have several resources (books) but I'm looking to get some personal experiences to help guide me along.

    Thanks!
    Horse Gulch (aka Telegraph Trail System)
    Colorado Trail
    Durango Mountain Park

    Anything else will have you out more than "An hour or two"

    There is also a singletrack trail that runs all the way around Vallecito - involves some river crossings, but shouldn't be bad this late in the season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    PM bonesgetbroke. He lives a bit east of Vallecito I think...
    South......bones get broke lives south of the lake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bones get broke
    South......bones get broke lives south of the lake.
    I stand corrected. Thought you were from 'round the Pagosa area.

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    New question here.

    Quote Originally Posted by forkboy
    Horse Gulch (aka Telegraph Trail System)
    Colorado Trail
    Durango Mountain Park
    Next Sept' I plan on spending a couple of days in Durango on a cross country RVing trip. Are there any trails in the area that a person w/ no mtn' riding experience would enjoy (more sight seeing than workout)? The CO tourism book I got in the mail mentions Horse Gulch and a "Rim Trail" (the town is visible in the background).

    Thanks in advance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by revrnd
    Next Sept' I plan on spending a couple of days in Durango on a cross country RVing trip. Are there any trails in the area that A person w/ no mtn' riding experience would enjoy (more sight seeing than workout)? The CO tourism book I got in the mail mentions Horse Gulch and a "Rim Trail" (the town is visible in the background).

    Thanks in advance.
    Honestly - No. Not on a bike at least. There are lots of phenomenal hiking trails up in the high country that would be great.

    There are no "easy" trails in Durango, and the ones that are on the easier side are not very scenic.

    But the river trail (paved bike path) is about 4 miles long and very nice.

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    How's the CO Trail to/from La Plata? I'm going to be in Durango at the end of this month.

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    If by La Plata you mean the La Plata Mtns. or Kenebec Pass, that section of the CT is pure gold.
    You had better hurry though if you want to ride the CT from Kenebec, thers snow in them thar hills this morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bones get broke
    If by La Plata you mean the La Plata Mtns. or Kenebec Pass, that section of the CT is pure gold.
    You had better hurry though if you want to ride the CT from Kenebec, thers snow in them thar hills this morning.
    I'm not sure what my host meant by "La Plata." Sounds good though. Too bad I'll be on a rental-supreme bike.

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