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Ridgway State Park Mountain Biking Trails

Open year-round the park’s trails are renowned for their beauty, traversing virtually ​all the eco-zones found in the park.

  • Distance: 1 to 5 miles roundtrip
  • Duration: Up to 3 hours
  • Elevation: 7,000 feet
  • Difficulty: Easy-Moderate

The park has seven miles of trails connecting the north and south ends of the park. In total, the park contains about three miles of universally-accessible concrete trails and 11 miles of natural surface trails. ​This is a multi-use trail so make sure you yield to hikers.

All three park areas (Pa-Co-Chu-Puk, Dallas Creek, and Dutch Charlie) provide some universally-accessible trails close to picnic areas and restrooms. Three of the park’s trails, including the Forest Discovery Nature Trail​, are self-guided educational nature trails for visitors to learn more about the vegetation, wildlife and geology of this area. 

The most popular trails include: Mear’s Bay Trail, a one-mile concrete trail with views of waterfowl and the San Juan Mountains reflected in the bay; Marmot Run Trail, a 1.8-mile universally-accessible trail running along the east shore of the Uncompahgre River and the Ridgway Reservoir; Enchanted Mesa Trail, the longest and most physically challenging trail in the park with 2.5 miles along the mesa and slopes; and ​Cookie Tree Trail, a steep, one-mile long trail linking the Dutch Charlie area of the park to the Dallas Creek Day Use area.

View of mountains from bike trails
Photo by Zoe Denison