Sneffels Range Loop / Dallas Divide Trail For Mountain Biking

The 37th most popular mountain bike trail in Colorado.

North of Telluride, the Sneffels Range Loop is a gruelly 70 mile loop of the massif directly north of town. The route circumnavigates the entire range connecting the towns of Tellumountain bike ride, Ouray and Ridgeway via rugged alpine terrain. The loop combines jeep trails with singletrack.

Starting from Telluride, follow Oak Street to Tomboy Road which leads 4,500 feet up to Imogene Pass (13,114) in 8 miles. Next, descend 7,700 over 12 miles via Camp Bird to Ouray. Then climb out the Uncompahgre River Valley traversing through Blaine Basin (10,800). Pick up the Dallas Divide Trail which descends the West Fork of Dallas Creek to near Ridgeway (8,000). Finally, climb over Last Dollar Divide (10,660) and descent 2,000 back into Telluride.

Overall, Sneffels Range Loop / Dallas Divide Trail is the 37th most popular mountain bike trail of all 175 mountain biking rides in Colorado.

Sneffels Range Loop / Dallas Divide Trail Mountain Biking Map



Local Contact(s):  Uncompahgre National Forest (970) 327-4261; Telluride Visitors (88-TELLURIDE); Easy Rider (970) 728-4734.

Recommended Book:  "Mountain Bikers Guide To Colorado" from Dan Hickstein

Recommended Map:  "Southwest Colorado Recreation Map" from Latitude 40

Best Season:  Jun. - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Victorian Inn (970) 728-6601; Mountainside Inn; Oak Street Inn (970) 728-3313

Luxury Loding:  New Sheridan Hotel; Hotel Columbia; The Peaks; Inn At Lost Creek (888) 601-5678

Breakfast Restaurant:  Maggies; Baked In Telluride; Sofios; Steaming Bean

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  8/12/2016

ID:  5985

Sneffels Range Loop / Dallas Divide Trail Mountain Biking Map


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