The Big Gulch: A Trails Festival

Trails 2000 will host the first annual trail event titled The Big Gulch: A Trails Festival on September 18th at Three Springs. This fundraising celebration will include mountain bike and running races. Joining with Durango DEVO and Fort Lewis Cycling, the event is a fundraiser for Trails 2000 and its partners. Horse Gulch and the Telegraph Trail system are the cornerstone of Durango and its outdoor culture. The Big Gulch celebrates protecting, preserving and enjoying our natural surroundings by gathering the Durango community in this inaugural celebration.

The festival kicks off with a 7 mile run and mountain bike races of four distances, to suit riders of all ability levels. All races will begin between 9:00 and 10:15 AM. The flagship mountain bike race, named “The Big Gulch,” has been designed by mountain bike Olympian and 1999 national champion, Travis Brown. Awards and music will follow the races at Carver Brewing Company from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. Carver’s will introduce a Big Gulch special event brew during the awards ceremony.

Participants have numerous ways to register: in-person at Mountain Bike Specialists; mail-in registrations by logging on to the Big Gulch web site ( and downloading the registration form. Late registration begins Friday, September 17th, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 at the Three Springs Information Center and on the day of the event beginning at 7:30 AM.

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