telluride to durango

Two great Colorado biking destinations

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telluride to durango

Two great biking base camps in beautiful, rugged mountain country.

You’ll ride through aspen woodland in the shadow of the San Juans mountains, ride the incredible Blackhawk pass, and descend the Hermosa Creek trail to Durango.

Is this trip suitable for me? An easier option than the Colorado trail, this is still an unguided, though fully serviced adventure. You need to be comfortable in remote mountain country, and capable of riding 4 days in a row. You will be staying in deluxe camps, with your food and luggage moved to camp each day by your host.

Duration: This trip involves 4 days of riding, plus travel and prep days.


  • Stunning mountain scenery
  • Deluxe camps in beautiful locations
  • Wilderness riding without big backpacks!
  • Great riding!

IMPORTANT NOTE: You are responsible for your own food planning. You will have the chance to do a food shop the day before getting on the trail. At this point you should buy all your food for the trip. You will be given coolers for your food, which will be transported to each camp.

At night, you are on your own in camp. You will be cooking your own food and managing your own campsite. The hosts will remove trash in the morning when they pick up camp gear and move it to the next site.


    • Shuttle to start point
    • Shuttle from end point
    • Luggage transfer from camp to camp
    • Communal camp gear  set up
    • Food/ drinks transferred in coolers  from camp to camp
    • 8’x8’ popup tent, full kitchen, cooking/eating utensils, dry firewood, camp chairs, camp toilet, fresh waterYOU NEED TO BRING YOUR PERSONAL CAMP GEAR, such as tent, sleeping bag, mat. You will have the chance to do a food shop the day prior to getting on the trail.


    • Full catering service
    • Hotels on arrival and departure nights
    • Bike hire
    • Flights
    • Airport transfers

    sample itinerary

    Your trip is fully customisable to suit your preferred length of stay

    Day 1: Meet your host/ driver in Durango. Do your food shop and prep your bike.

    Day 2: Shuttling from Durango, you’ll follow the aspen lined trail from Deep Creek to Telluride: a local’s favourite.

    Day 3: Pass around Trout Lake and climb Lizard Head Pass, then on up the East Fork Trail through the headwaters of the Dolores River.

    Day 3: Join the Colorado Trail down into the Hermosa Creek drainage. Climbing up from Celebration Lake, you’ll ride singletrack around Hermosa Peak.

    Day 4: Riding the classic Hermosa Creek Trail, you’ll begin on double tack then ride gradual dowwnhill through an ever-deepening gorge, before finally exiting the trail and reaching the end of your journey. Spectacular!

    Free detailed information pack included with every booking!

    All the must have info for your trip, plus lots of nice to know info about your destination

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