Choose from the following to find a site: Mountain Biking


The San Juan National Forest offers world class single track for mountain biking and remote, winding roads and mountain passes for road cycists. Biking is an exhilerating way to take in the beauty of southwestern Colorado.

Resources to Help Plan Your Adventure

Each District offers unique experiences and terrain. Visit the San Juan National Forst partners for more information on all that this area has to offer.


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Columbine District: - maps and descriptions of mountain biking trails throughout Durango and the San Juan Mountains

Pagosa District: - mountain biking suggestions and detailed descriptions for the Pagosa Springs area


Know Before you Go

Rules of the Trail:Share the Trail

  • Uphill traffic has the right of way.
  • Always yield to hikers. 
  • Yield to horses. They are easily spooked
  • Avoid trails when muddy and wet to prevent damage.
  • Remember to stay off private land and out of wilderness areas
  • Leave no trace. Pick up trash.‚Äč

Stay Safe

  • Plan ahead: consider elevation, weather, location, length and difficulty of ride.
  • Wear a helmet
  • Bring plenty of water
  • Carry bike repair tools, including a spare tire, tire pump and tube patch kit
  • Ride in control and with a friend
  • Always tell someone where you are going and when you expect to return
  • A few of the trails are hours away from outside help — plan accordingly
  • Plan to return to your car before dark
  • Wear blaze orange in the fall during hunting season
Areas & Activities