Part of the Phil’s World trails system.
Lemonhead drops off a couple of ledges, traverses the hillside and then climbs up to the top of mesa for some more fast cruising. After a few miles, you’ll come to the Cortez overlook which is a good spot to regroup and look West to great views of Totten reservoir and the City of Cortez. Lemonhead is a 4.2-mile intermediate trail in the Phil’s World trail system. 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: 37.355115, -108.512392
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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