Our guides Tim & Eric gave us advice on biking technique, fed us well and hauled our gear as we biked. They kept a positive attitude at all times. Escape Adventures will be me first choice for future adventures.”
In the smartly preserved Victorian town of Durango, cycling isn’t merely an activity… it’s a lifestyle. Cycling’s roots and colorful lineage here, in what’s known as Colorado’s wildflower capital date back more than a century. Genius.
Teddy Roosevelt’s vision, circa 1905, was to preserve “America’s Alps”, the San Juan Mountain Range within a 1.8-million acre (3000-square mile) National Forest. Our guides live for this: sharing some of the area’s unbelievably scenic routes, the unique terrain features. Big open runs through high meadows that roll like waves, exploding in shoulder-high wildflowers. For point and shoot types, the low-key signage at the trail head, “Watch for Traffic” means sharing space with mule deer, coyotes, fox, Wild Turkey, bobcat, not to mention some 200 type of songbirds and raptors.
Then prepare yourself for the piece de resistance: home-cooked, outrageously flavorful secret recipes, specifically drawn from the area. So savory, these dishes continue to surprise even our Durango returnees.
Taming the climbs, living and breathing five-digit elevation days, we cover the best this biking heaven has to offer: Hermosa Creek, Jones Creek, Dry Fork, Kennebec Pass, plus the Telegraph Trail System. Yours to explore for five fun-filled days.
This tour is scaled from intermediate to advanced riders, those possessing above average fitness and moderate technical riding skills.