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Colorado Trail Classic (CTC)

  • Durango, CO, 81301 United States (map)

When: Saturday, August 18th, 2018 – 6:00 AM

What: Singletrack, high elevation, backcountry self-supported endurance epic. 

Where: Course follows a 75 mile stretch of the Colorado Trail, beginning on Molas Pass (10,860′) in the heart of the San Juan Mountains. The exact starting point for our epic day is the tippy-top of the pass, on the paved parking lot with bathrooms- located just to the east side of Hwy 550.

Course Route and Profile:  Molas Pass to Junction Creek on Garmin Connect or .GPX File for straight download from Google Docs    

Maps Needed:  Latitude 40 Maps –   Durango Trails   or SingleTrack Maps- Durango Trails

Finish:   Finish times should be recorded ( by you) at the western terminus of the CT, where it meets Junction Creek Road- all the way at the end, by the bathrooms and the first sign of pavement. Whenever you make it back to Durango go to Velorution Cycles (new location near the Horse Gulch) to sign out and then come for a beer at Carvers!

This 75-mile endurance mountain bike ride traverses across some of the finest alpine single track on the planet!  Beginning on Molas Pass (10,860′), in the heart of the San Juan Mountains, the course will take riders over four mountain passes (all near or above 12,500′) by following the Colorado Trail to its terminus at the Junction Creek trailhead, just five miles from Durango. See the elevation profile for more details, but the route stays at or well above 10,000′ until the final ripping descent into Durango. Total climbing vert is 10,000+’ and total descending vert is 14,000+’.

Due to the length, commitment and isolated nature of this ride, this event is purely designed as a self-supported MTB Ride.  All riders are expected to have the knowledge and equipment to sustain themselves for the entire length of the trail.  So, be prepared for the worst and having fun is mandatory!

More details at Coloradoes

Earlier Event: August 17
Friday night race!
Later Event: August 24
Friday night race!