Galloping Goose Downhill Ride
Trip Description: The “Goose” features 17-miles of flowing, single-track riding. The trail is almost all downhill and always amid spectacular mountain vistas.
The ride begins at the 10,222’ summit of Lizard Head Pass and follows historic path of the Galloping Goose railway. The path was once home to the famous narrow-gauge railroad connecting Telluride with Durango. Dropping gently down from the pass, the route circles two beautiful lakes before descending into the Ilium Valley. The trail traverses beneath scenic 500’ tall cliffs of the Ames Wall. Numerous artifacts of the area’s historic mining days line the route. We’ll make a few stops for photos and snacks along the way. The spectacular ride culminates along the South Fork of the San Miguel river, deep in the Ilium Valley, where we’ll have refreshments before heading back to Telluride.
Whether you’re a beginner or advanced rider, the scenery and potential of this trail are hard to beat. Galloping Goose is suitable for families aged 10 and up, as well as group rides.
Price: $135 per person, with a minimum of 3 people and a maximum of 12.
Please note that we do require a minimum of three riders, but these trips often book at the last minute. If you book this trip ahead of time, we will notify your at least 48 hours before your planned departure date, if it looks like we won’t have a sufficient number of riders to discuss options.