FEATURED: Horse Gulch Trail System
East of Durango, the 30-odd mile Horse Gulch Trail System (aka Telegraph Trails) is a popular local mountain bike riding area along ridges through pinon and juniper forests.
FEATURED: Palisade Rim Trail
West of Grand Junction and southeast Palisade, the 9 mile Palisade Rim Trail is a new addition to the mountain biking scene in the greater Grand Junciton region.
Southeast of Zurich in the upper Matteral Valley, the Zermatt area has about 50km of marked mountain bike trails.
Southeast of Bern near Interlaken, the town of Grindelwald makes a great base for exploring over 160km of mountain bike trails.
BEST DURANGO MOUNTAIN BIKING
The best Durango mountain biking can be found along the Colorado Trail, Hermosa Creek Trail and the Telegraph Trail System. There are high alpine singletracks, dry pine forests and rolling desert tracks.
ANDERMATT MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS
The best Andermatt mountain biking is considered to be the routes descending from Oberalp Pass down into the Urserntal. These singletrack descents offer huge 2,000m of vertical through lush meadows with glacier peaks.
Southwest of Zurich and south of Interlaken, the Lauterbrunnen is well known for epic mountain biking descents and valley pathways. There are good descents from Wengen and from Murren down to the valley. The valley pathway is part of Swiss Bike Route #1.
COLORADO TRAIL MOUNTAIN BIKING
The Colorado Trail runs 500 miles from the Chatfield Reservoir near Denver to Durango traversing seven National Forests and criss-crosses the Continental Divide a dozen times. It is an epic mountain bike ride that has an annual point to point race.