When you visit Colorado’s Mountains & Mesas region, you’re visiting a place that inspires awe, encountering Victorian-era mining towns, colorful farm communities, mesmerizing geography and ancient cultures that infuse the area with a majestic and distinct heritage.

​We’ve curated a few incredible bike rides from around the region so that you can experience this beautiful country by two—or three!—wheels. Check out rides in Dolores, Cortez, Mancos and elsewhere in the Mountains and Mesas region by clicking through below. 

Featured Rides

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Travel Tips

The Mountains & Mesas region is home to a large percentage of Colorado’s top biking destinations. Load all your bikes—road, mountain, gravel and fatbike, and prepare to hit the trails. No matter what type and level of riding you seek, you’ll find it here.

  • Plan to ride lower elevations in the spring and fall and higher elevations in the summer.
  • Colorado’s climate is dry! Bring—and drink—more water than normal on your rides.
  • Check the area for seasonal closures—many mountain bike trails close in the winter months to mitigate impacts to wildlife during critical periods.
  • Download the Ride with GPS map to your device before heading out—coverage in western Colorado can be spotty.
  • While Durango, Crested Butte, Fruita and other destinations are renowned for their world class cycling, be sure to jump off the beaten trail and check out up-and-coming areas like Delta, Paonia, Pagosa Springs, Nucla, Naturita and others.
  • Consider a donation to local trails groups who are responsible for constructing and maintaining many of the trail systems you’ll be riding.
  • Follow Care for Colorado principles wherever you go!
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