Road Apple Rally Course Biking

Trail Length
29.1 miles
Distance from Durango
49 miles
1885 ft
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Road Apple Rally Course

Durango to TH

49 Miles


1885 Feet



Trail Length

29.1 Miles

Photo Courtesy of John Geronimo

Part of the Road Apple Trails System.

Road Apple Rally Course is a popular bike ride loop which encompasses most of the trails within the Road Apple Trails System. This loop is just over 30-miles long and includes a few miles of pavement/dirt road that leads to the Road Apple West Trail 10-mile section of singletrack, a couple of miles of pavement and then ten miles of singletrack on Road Apple East Trail, Seven Sisters, Bong Rock, Rigor Mortis and Anasazi.

This loop is a fast, flowing ride on rolling singletrack and roads through piñon/juniper/sandstone/badland landscape. Extensive sections of whoops will put a big smile on your face. There are also excellent views of the La Plata Mountains. This is the race course for the oldest continuous MTB race in the USA, the Road Apple Rally.  –MtnbProject Description.

Road Apple Trail is a rolling singletrack, which starts on top of Kinsey Ridge. To the southeast, you can see the Navajo Reservoir and beyond, while to the north, you have an amazing view of the La Plata Peaks. This trail is so good, Ned Overend says it is his favorite trail!

Map & Directions

Map Coordinates: 36.862317, -108.12974

Where's the Trailhead?


Road Apple Trails Parking Area

From 9th Street and Main Avenue in Durango, head west on 9th Street toward Camino Del Rio. Turn right to stay on Highway 550 and continue for 31 miles and continue onto NE Aztec Blvd. Continue onto NM-516. Turn right onto Pinion Hills Blvd. Turn right onto College Blvd. Turn right once more onto Hood Mesa Trail and a parking area will be to your left.


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