Just got back from a trip out west and thought some of you guys on here could appreciate the MTB scene out there. A buddy of mine bought a place in Durango and invited me to go out with him. I looked into airfare and found it pretty cheap so I jumped at the chance. Tried to get my MTB out there with me, but the thought of spending $300 to get it there and back made me think twice. Gene had a few cheap ones out there that worked fine and we had a blast. Rented a Yeti at poison spider cycles in Moab (NEVER rent from them) and spent a day there as well, but it couldn't hold a candle to Durango as far as riding. Durango has an incredible biking scene, with everyone riding to work, school, the store, whatever. Everything from cheap MTBs to top-line road bikes, to guys in engineer hats on fixies. You name it. First day we rode from Gene's place to the Telegraph trailhead. I guess the trail is named for the old telegraph line that was used back in the cowboy days. Where we were going: On the way up: View from the top: Next day we headed to Engineer Mountain (elevation 12,968 ft) and rode our bike to above the treeline, then switched over to hiking boots and scaled our way to the top. Not sure if it was the elevation, or dehydration or what but I had a bad day this day and had a pounding headache near the top. Got to within about 60' of the summit and had to stop, just didn't feel right or safe. Stopped for some pics of the incredible views, then hiked back down to the bikes and rode from about 12,000 feet down to the trailhead. Talk about a long downhill! We saw some Mulies (one decent 4x4 buck), some bison, some pronghorn antelope and 3 bighorn sheep during this trip, which was pretty cool. Some in Utah, some in CO. Pics from Engineer Mountain: The road to the trailhead with Engineer in the background. Man the scenery out there is just awesome! Alpine lake on the way up: Made a friend near the top of the treeline, a pretty bold little sucker: Ditched the bikes at one of the last trees and put on the hiking stuff: This was about 60-80' from the actual peak: Nice view from up there: Check back in the next few days as I'll post some video from the helmet camera from different days and trails.