Part of the Phil’s World trails system.
The Ledges loop is a nice, more technical loop that can be added on to Phil’s World ride. There is a well signed left turn just before you get to the Rib Cage. The singletrack winds through some sagebrush then drop into some pinon and juniper trees with a few ledges and rocky sections. The trail is easy to follow as it makes its way up and down the shallow drainages. You’ll eventually emerge out of the trees into a large open, burned area where the trail loops around and then does a short but very steep climb back to the top of the ridge. Just past the top of the climb, there is an option to go left and shortcut over to the Stinking Springs loop where the trails meet up just past the Pinnacle. To continue with the Ledges loop, continue straight for some more semi-technical riding through trees and openings until the trail merges back into the main Phil’s loop just past where you left it. –MtbProject Description.
This fast rolling singletrack ride is a popular trail winding through pinyon and juniper forest. The trail climbs a number of small mesas offering fast descents many with BMX style woops and jumps. Ride it fast or take your time and enjoy vistas of Mesa Verde, Sleeping Ute Mountain and the La Plata Mountains either way Phil’s World will not disappoint. The Phil’s World trail system is directional so all loops are ridden clockwise. Each section of the trail is conveniently marked with a wooden sign. Best ridden spring through fall and in winter as conditions allow. One of the Bureau of Land Management’s “Backyard to Backcountry” treasures, this trail was developed between Kokopelli Bike Club and the Tres Rios, CO BLM office.
Map & Directions
Map Coordinates: 37.374079, -108.485841
Where's the Trailhead?
dIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD
From 9th Street and Main Avenue in Durango, head west on 9th Street toward Camino Del Rio. Turn left onto Camino Del Rio (Highway 550) then turn right onto Highway 160 West (near the Double Tree hotel). Follow Highway 160 West for 40 miles then turn right into the Phil’s World parking area on Road 30.1.
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