Mountain Biking 101: Phil’s World – Cortez, CO

(Last Updated On: October 9, 2017)

Whether you are recovering from an injury, need a place to ride with the kids, or just want some easier singletrack to ramp up some base miles, there are plenty of fun trails and zones all over Colorado where you can play and have some adventures too. Over the course of this summer and beyond, we will be featuring these zones in our Mountain Biking 101 series of posts.

Just outside of Cortez lies the rising mountain biking mecca of Phil’s World. This trail system a tightly and well-built system of flowy desert trails. Don’t let the iconic nature of this area scare you though. Many of these trails are relatively easy and friendly for beginner riders and family rides.

The Main Loop has some fun riding for all levels, with amazing views!
Mountain Biking 101:  Phil's World near Cortez, CO.

Mountain Biking 101:  Phil's World near Cortez, CO.

Mountain Biking 101:  Phil's World near Cortez, CO.

Mountain Biking 101:  Phil's World near Cortez, CO.

Mountain Biking 101:  Phil's World near Cortez, CO.

Mountain Biking 101:  Phil's World near Cortez, CO.

Trust Loop and Hippie House offer more flatter terrain, but are still fun!
Mountain Biking 101:  Phil's World near Cortez, CO.

Mountain Biking 101:  Phil's World near Cortez, CO.

Mountain Biking 101:  Phil's World near Cortez, CO.

Mountain Biking 101:  Phil's World near Cortez, CO.

Fall and spring are a great time to ride Phil’s World, so consider a trip soon!

Map of Easier Trails at Phil’s World

To keep riders happier and safer, riders at Phil’s World are required to bike all loops in a counter-clockwise direction. Hippie House (dark green) and the Trust Loop (light green) are the easiest. The Main Loop (blue) offers a little more challenge but still remains largely non-technical.

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Just outside of Cortez, CO lies the rising mountain biking mecca of Phil's World. Many of these trails are great for family rides & beginner riders too!
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Aside from skiing, biking, and all outdoorsy things, Brittany Walker Konsella also loves smiles and chocolate :) Even though she excels at higher level math and chemistry, she still confuses left from right. Find out more about Brittany!

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