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Mountain Biking

Mountain biker drops cliff underneath the Purgatory Express lift

Purgatory Bike Park features podium-quality terrain just a chairlift ride away, and it is the only resort in the Rockies to offer clay-based soil and real dirt. Discover brand new trails within the park, and venture out to explore the over 400 miles of backcountry single track that has put Durango on the map in the mountain bike hemisphere. We’ve got something for all ability levels, even the kiddos! It’s now easier than ever to enjoy the stunning San Juans via bike!


Bike Park Tickets
Summer 2024 Pricing
$49 Full Day ($59 if purchased day-of)
$39 PM Half Day (2:00pm – 5:00pm. Available in person at the ticket office)
$25 Single Ride (Available in person at the ticket office)
Kids 12 and under bike FREE
Mountain Bike
Power Pass
See Summer Pass page for details
Get maximum mountain bike access with unlimited uplifts at Purgatory Bike Park, Pajarito MountainBrian Head Resort, Lee Canyon, and Spider Mountain.

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Summer 2024 DatesDaily: Saturday, June 15 – Sunday, August 18
Fridays – Sundays: August 23 – October 6
(Plus Labor Day, Monday, September 2)
Hours10:00am – 5:00pm
Last uplift is about 30 minutes prior to the end of the session.
Trail Maps and ReportsView Trail Report and Maps
Download the Purgatory App (link in footer) for on-mountain access and timely updates.
SafetyHelmets are required for all Purgatory bike park guests.

The Mountain Biker Responsibility Code

Mountain biking involves risk of serious injury or death. Your knowledge, decisions and actions contribute to your safety and that of others. Know the code! It’s your responsibility.

  1. Stay in Control. You’re responsible for avoiding objects and people.
  2. Know your limits. Ride within your ability. Start small and work your way up.
  3. Protect yourself. Use an appropriate bike, helmet and protective equipment.
  4. Inspect and maintain equipment. Know your components and their operation prior to riding.
  5. Be lift smart. Know how to load, ride and unload lifts safely. Ask if you need help.
  6. Inspect the trails and features. Conditions change constantly; plan and adjust your riding accordingly.
  7. Obey signs and warnings. Stay on marked trails only. Keep off closed trails and features. Ride in the direction indicated. 
  8. Be visible. Do not stop where you obstruct a trail, feature, landing or are not visible.
  9. Look and yield to others. Look both ways and yield when entering or crossing a road or trail. When overtaking, use caution and yield to those ahead.
  10. Cooperate. If involved in or witness to an incident, identify yourself to staff.

Here is a refresher on how to load bikes on Lift 1.

  • Mountain biker pins downhill turn captured through tall grass
  • Mountain bikers attack a corner turn with the twilight mountains in the background
  • Young DEVO mountain biker clears the jumps on Last Chance
  • Female mountain bikers take on the wide bank turns of 7th Heaven
  • Mountain biker catches huge air while riding down the Divinity flow trail
  • Father and son round a corner turn mountain biking
  • Downhill mountain biker captured at high speed
  • Young DEVO rider launches off the edge of a man made feature

NEW! Sunset Shreds!

Mountain biker rides a berm on the Shangri-La trail

Fridays in July, end the week on a high note! 4:00pm – 7:00pm enjoy some after-work laps or sunset scenic uplifts.




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The fine print

  • All summer activities at Purgatory Resort are weather permitting.
  • All bike park guests are required to wear a helmet.
  • Rates are subject to change at any time without prior notice.
  • All guests are required to complete a Release of Liability.
  • E-Bikes can not exceed 60lbs


Learn the basics, brush up on your skills or take a guided tour with the Purgatory Bike Park team! Our lift-served trails require a certain level of experience to negotiate, and lessons are highly recommended and encouraged.

With expert instruction and separate learning terrain areas, you can progress your downhill and/or cross-country mountain bike skills in a fun and low-risk environment, or work on tackling tougher trails and certain features. Please reserve lessons at least 24 hours in advance.

To book please email the rental shop at [email protected] or visit Cycle Works Bike Shop, located at the Village Center, 2nd floor. Walk-ins are accommodated as availability allows. 
Gratuities for instructors are not a requirement, but an appropriate and appreciated gesture.

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