Prospect Trail

MODERATE 22 reviews

Prospect Trail is a 8.4 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Telluride, Colorado that features a river. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
8.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1286 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dog friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
1 hour ago

There are better trails around town for hikers. This has some nice views and varying terrain, but probably better for mountain biking.

hiking
8 months ago

Good hike. Great views after mile 3 In the talus field. Then great views of Wilson Peak and Sunshine Mountain. Pay attention to the map because it's easy to get sidetracked if you follow the bike tracks. (I ended up over a mile SW because I didn't prepare)

hiking
9 months ago

Trail is well marked. Not out and back which is good. Not much of a grade, also nice. However, clearly caters to mountain biking, views are limited and can get monotonous. Hiking on the slopes not aesthetically pleasing IMO. I would rate it 3 stars if it was only 4-5 miles.

10 months ago

Great trail.

mountain biking
10 months ago

mountain biking
10 months ago

It's a great bike riding trail.

hiking
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hiking
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mountain biking
Sunday, September 06, 2015

mountain biking
Saturday, August 02, 2014

mountain biking
Wednesday, July 02, 2014

mountain biking
Friday, June 27, 2014

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

hiking
Thursday, July 25, 2013

Fun family hike with small children.

hiking
Thursday, July 25, 2013

Fun family hike with small kids.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

mountain biking
Tuesday, November 20, 2012

This is one of the best stretches of singletrack in the Telluride area. You start at the top of the free gondola, and several excellent climbs and descents take you to the top of the Lynx Lift, the high point of the ride. From there, an amazing descent will take you back through the forest to Mountain Village. There is also an option to leave the resort towards the ghost town of Alta. You then will have over 3000 vertical of descent on rogue singletrack and the Sunshine Trail down to the Illium Road. An easy pedal up the Galloping Goose takes you back to the town of Telluride.