Prepare for solitude in the Tetons and an escape from the summer’s heat on this ride that begins and ends conveniently at the base of the Grand Targhee Resort in Alta, WY (12 miles east of Driggs, ID).
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.
Led construction of community bike park project that featured extensive coordination of volunteers and donated equipment and materials. IMBA staff worked closely with local advocates and neighbors to address concerns about visual impacts to adjacent residents.
The guidance on this website, and in other IMBA documents, is for reference only and should not be interpreted as a standard, specification or regulation. Mountain biking is inherently risky and could result in injury or death.