Fat Bike Trails
Pagosa Springs has trails groomed specifically for fat biking and some great multi-use trails that are also great for fat biking. Riding is best done in the morning as the snow can get soft in the afternoon.
Trails groomed for snowmobiling can also be great for fat biking. The Wolf Creek Trailblazers groom many miles of trails. Check their website for specifics.
Need a fat bike? Pagosa Mountain Sports offers fat bike sales and rentals.
PMS gives Pagosa Nordic Club and Wolf Creek Wheel Club members 10% off retail on everything in the store!
** Please do not bike on trails specifically groomed for skate/cross country skiing or snowshoeing. Bikes compress the trails in such a way that they are no longer compatible for skiing. Check trail head signage to ensure trails are rated for fat biking. **
Turkey Springs - Main Trailhead
The trails groomed specifically for fat biking leave from the Main trailhead. 5.3 miles north on Piedra Road from the intersection of Piedra Road and 160 highway. Trailhead on the left as the road turns to gravel from paved. There is an ~7 mile loop and an ~12 mile loop.
Due to the government shutdown, the NFS has not been able to groom these loops. However, thanks to locals, Ron H. and Dave S. who have groomed them multiple times! Below is the map of the loops which are inked in black.
Reservoir Hill is a Pagosa Springs town park located in the heart of downtown with trailheads within easy riding distance of a variety of downtown lodging establishments and public parking.
Take U.S. 160 to downtown Pagosa Springs. Turn south at the Hot Springs Boulevard traffic light and take the second left onto San Juan Street. Look for a public parking area on the left. From the public parking area, it is a short uphill ride to the Spa Trailhead, which provides one point of access to Reservoir Hill.
Reservoir Hill is not groomed but due to its popularity, these multi-use trails are often hard packed and rideable.
East Fork (USFS 667) Road
From the intersection of Highway 84 and Highway 160, head east on Highway 160 for 9.6 miles. Turn right onto East Fork Road (USFS 667.) Continue on East Fork until the road is no longer plowed.
This out and back is ~16km of road groomed for snowmobiles but offers a beautiful river side ride in a ponderosa pine forest.
East Fork road is often groomed by the Wolf Creek Trailblazers. Check their website for specifics.
Fourmile (CR 400) / Plumtaw (CR 667) Roads
From Highway 160, take turn north on Lewis Street and an immediate left onto 5th Street. 5th Street becomes Fourmile Road (County Road 400.) Continue on Fourmile until the road is no longer plowed. There will be a plowed parking lot.
This out and back is 60km of road groomed for snowmobiles but offers a great ride close to town. Ride on Fourmile until the intersection with Plumtaw (USFS 667 / County Road 634). Turn left onto Plumtaw.
Plumtaw road is often groomed by the Wolf Creek Trailblazers. Check their website for specifics.
Turkey Springs (USFS 146) / East Monument Roads (USFS 630)
This out and back is on a road groomed for snowmobiles but offers a great ride close to town.
5.3 miles north on Piedra Road from the intersection of Piedra Road and 160 highway. Trailhead on the left just past the cattle guard. Park at the Main Turkey Springs trailhead. Ride down Piedra Road for 1/8 mile to Turkey Springs Road (USFS 146.) Turn left and continue on Turkey Springs Road for 2.3 miles to East Monument Road. Turn right onto East Monument which continues for 7 miles.
These roads are often groomed by the Wolf Creek Trailblazers. Check their website for specifics.
Yamaguchi Park is a Pagosa Springs town park located in the heart of downtown.
Located on South 5th Street downtown Pagosa Springs.
Typically an ungroomed area. As part of the Winterfest activities in late January, 2019, a loop within Yamaguchi Park will be groomed for a fat bike race and a XC ski race. It is unlikely to continue to be groomed after the event but the hard pack should last until spring snowmelt and provide a fun in-town multi-use trail.