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Bernina Express

Photos by Stefan Eisend

Length: 
37
Units: 
km

Big South Fork/All 5 Ride

Length: 
33
Units: 
m

Douthat State Park

Length: 
40
Units: 
m

Waldo Lake Trail

Length: 
22
Units: 
m

Colorado Trail (southern segments)

Photos by Chris Bernhardt.

One of the few iconic long-distance trails that allow mountain biking, the Colorado Trail does not disappoint. Breathtaking views (literally as the trail crests nearly 12,500’ above sea level) are secondary only to the variety of singletrack encountered — taxing passages at high altitudes are interspersed with pine-needle duff lines weaving through the sub-alpine splendor. An amazing backcountry adventure awaits the hardy souls who tackle this nearly 75-mile segment, which ends in Durango, a town with knobby-tired roots.

Length: 
72
Units: 
m

Switchgrass Trail

For the Interstate-70 traveler, it is a 600-mile jaunt westward from Kansas City to Denver, from the edge of deciduous forest across grasslands to the base of the Rocky Mountains. Unexpectedly at about the 200-mile mark and just off the highway is a true backcountry mountain bike trail featuring diverse natural beauty and challenging trail features, complemented by lake views, sandstone formations and a trailhead with all the desirable amenities.

Length: 
10
Units: 
m

Warner Lake/South Chilcotin Mountains

Photo of Warner Lake and Tyax Air, by Jordan Manley

South Chilcotin Mountains Provincial Park (British Columbia) is a visually spectacular area with mid-elevation grasslands, sub alpine and alpine meadows, alpine lakes and mountain peaks. There are broad valleys and ridges with interconnecting trail systems. More than 120 miles of trails on 72,000 hectares weave through valleys and alpine meadows, over mountain passes and along exposed ridges, offering an excellent variety of loop trips of varying difficulty and distances for hikers, horse riders and mountain bikers.

Length: 
26
Units: 
m

Bangtail Divide

Length: 
25
Units: 
m

Grindstone Trail Project in Full Swing

Project Number: 
RUID12_01

Construction is in full swing in Ruidoso on the Grindstone Lake project.  With several miles on the ground and several to go the trail picture is getting clearer and clearer.

http://www.imba.com/blog/leslie-and-chris-kehmeier/grindstone-trail-proj...

http://www.imba.com/blog/leslie-and-chris-kehmeier/breaking-ground-ruido...

Value: 
$10K - $49K
Dates: 
Monday, April 30, 2012 - Thursday, August 30, 2012
Trail Solutions Staff: 
Chris Kehmeier
Federal Partners: 
US Forest Service
Region: 
Rockies
Project Type: 
Construction
Location Type: 
Backcountry
Trail Type: 
Singletrack
Location: 

Ruidoso, NM US
33.347738, -105.671310

Sandy Ridge-Two Turntables and a Microwave opens up

Project Number: 
BLMT12_01

The long-awaited opening of the new Two Turntables and a Microwave trail will occur on Saturday, May 9th, as part of the Bureau of Land Management's National Get Outdoors Day, a new annual event to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun.

http://www.imba.com/blog/chris-bernhardt/new-trail-open-sandy-ridge

Value: 
$50K - $99K
Dates: 
Thursday, March 15, 2012 - Monday, December 31, 2012
Trail Solutions Staff: 
Jason Wells
Shane Wilson
Federal Partners: 
Bureau of Land Management
Region: 
Pacific
Project Type: 
Construction
Location Type: 
Backcountry
Trail Type: 
Flow Trail
Location: 

Sandy, OR US
45.401102, -122.261350
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