Five miles of introductory singletrack trail built by Trails 2000 and Purgatory Resort
In partnership with Trails 2000, Three Springs has officially opened the Spur Line Trails—five new miles of introductory singletrack and a small pump track located off Wilson Gulch Road on the northeast side of Three Springs neighborhood.
“We are excited to open the new singletrack and pump track that makes up the Spur Line trail network. Working with Trails 2000, we were able to lay out a sustainable design intended to work for introductory mountain bikers of all ages. So far the interest has been considerable ranging from young kids interested in using the pump track to our adult residents hoping to learn to mountain bike,” said Patrick Morrissey, President and COO of GF Properties Group, the developer of Three Springs.
Brent Brown, project manager for the GF Properties Group, conducted the initial lay-out of the trails and consulted with the Trails 2000 staff to create a sustainable trail design. Hogan Koesis, director of mountain biking at Purgatory Resort, played an integral role in building the trails as the head machine operator, working alongside Trails 2000 crew leaders and volunteers.
“Purgatory is proud to partner with Trails 2000, the City of Durango, and Three Springs to complete this project,” stated Koesis. “I was happy to lend a hand in developing beginner terrain that is undoubtedly in high demand in the Durango area.”
“Purgatory has been a fantastic partner, acting as the high country hub for trail experiences. We’ve built many of the trails on the mountain and now that Hogan is onboard, we’ve been able to expand our partnership to a higher level,” said Mary Monroe Brown, Trails 2000 Executive Director and CEO.
Work will continue to expand the Spur Line Trails thanks to the help of crew leaders and volunteers from Trails 2000, which recently hosted their official Crew Leader Training on the Spur Line Trails site.
“Three Springs and Trails 2000 have partnered to expand trail experiences on the future location of the Community Park in Three Springs,” said Cathy Metz, Parks and Recreation Director for the City of Durango. “Trails 2000 surveys have indicated that users are seeking beginner, as well as technical trail experiences, and the City is pleased that our partners were able to deliver on those trail requests.”
Trails 2000 continues trailwork in Three Springs this season, including the addition of a Northern trail that will connect to Cowboy, Sidewinder and Horse Gulch.
View the map of the Spur Line Trails here.