Powderhorn's inaugural year of lift-served mountain biking kicks off with miles of trails for all ability levels. Powderhorn has a combination of technical sections and fast, flowy sections with plenty of airtime.
Late season is a great time to ride Powderhorn. When many bike parks are closing, the weather at Powderhorn is still excellent. The bike park is open into October and the views from the Grand Mesa that time of year are spectacular.
•Gears & Beers - July 30th: Enjoy beer tasting, biking, live music, free camping.
•The CBB Sunday Scramble Enduro Race Series - 7/24,8/7,8/21,9/18: a four-race series on the new downhill trails. Each race entry fee will cost $30 for a total of $120. Learn more or register here.
BEYOND THE BIKE PARK
Powderhorn visitors can connect to cross-country trails on the Grand Mesa from the top of the bike park chairlift. From West Bench riders can connect with additional trails like Mountain Top, Flowing Park, Lake of the Woods, Water Dog and the soon to be developed Palisade Plunge.
I70 East-Bound: Take Exit 49 onto theGrand Mesa Scenic Byway (Highway 65). In approximately 20 miles, Powderhorn Mountain Resort is on your right.
I70 West-Bound: Take Exit 62 onto 45 1/2 Road. In approximately 11 miles turn left onto Highway 65. In approximately 9 miles, Powderhorn Mountain Resort is on your right.
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Stagecoach: For the beginning rider, Stagecoach allows rider to get comfortable on the bike before riding other trails.
Blue Ribbon: Built to compliment the natural terrain of the mountain, Blue Ribbon sweeps in and out of the glades with strategic placement of jumps,hips, and rock osbtacles. An intermediate rider looking to conquer the flow sections will cling to Blue Ribbon.
Pinball Alley: The adrenaline rush from riding this trail is unparalleled. Technical rocky sections, sweeping berms, big drops and jumps make for a challenging trail for even the most experienced rider.
MESA, CO – In case you haven't made it to Powderhorn Bike Park on the Grand Mesa of Colorado's Western Slope, here's a look at what you're missing. Eric Landis and Nick Simcik take a lap on Blue Ribbon, Powderhorn's intermediate run during the 2016 opening weekend—the park's first ever. While there may only be two intial trails, we had the chance to sample them this season, and can't wait to see what else is in store.
1st time I drove up to Powderhorn it was on a Sunday after small storm a couple days before hand. They had the lift running but didn't plan on opening the Bike park due to Snow/Mud. OK, Got it. I'll call next time first.
I tried the second time on there closing day (as listed on mtbparks and on the main phone message for Powderhorn). I also tried the bike shop phone but no answer. When I got there a guy said they weren't going to run the lift due to mud and posable trail damage. I kinda get that but when I drive an hour and the main phone message say's there open I get a little frustrated. He then says he did Everything to get the message that they wouldn't be open (twitter and Facebook). Since it's the last day that I can use my mtbparks pass And the second time I've driven up there I'm bummed. I'm also not the only one that had driven up thinking they were open.
It's a smaller mountain resort and it was there first year running the lifts full time I think Next year the management will have to do a better job getting the word out when they plan on being closed and possibly armoring some of there trails for the muddy conditions.