The name “Telluride” conjures up images of a rustic ski town set in a deep, remote valley surrounded by incredible mountain vistas. All of this is accurate. Telluride is a wonderful place to visit in either summer or winter. Sadly, there is precious little single track riding in the area to lure the avid mountain biker. The Wilson Mesa and Sunshine Mesa trails – both black diamond rated – are about the only single tracks available to serious riders. Hikers have a better time of it, as they can access the Wilderness Areas that pretty much encircle the town. There are, however, plenty of gonzo jeep trails to ride, with stupendous scenery along the way, and it can be great fun to bike the ski mountain.