Sneffels Range Loop / Dallas Divide Trail For Mountain Biking
The 38th most popular mountain bike trail in Colorado.
Monday 15 August 2016 01:39 GMT
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 38th most popular mountain bike trail of all 178 mountain biking rides in Colorado. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Sneffels Range Loop / Dallas Divide Trail including Wilson Mesa Trail, Deep Creek / Sheep Creek / Mill Creek, Illium Trail and Wasatch Trail.