The Phil’s World trail system, near Cortez, Colorado, is a worthy destination for a multitude of reasons. First, the riding is absolutely amazing. Second, this riding area illustrates what can be achieved when local advocacy groups are able to form strong partnerships with land managers like the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Phil’s World exists on BLM land that’s been designated a “Backyard to Backcountry” treasure. Read more about the BLM’s initiative to connect communities with recreational opportunities here. A portion of the land on which these trails exist is leased by the Kokopelli Bike Club, which asks non-members to contribute $3 per person when riding at Phil’s World.
Back to the riding. The Phil’s world system is comprised of 26.8 miles of purpose-built directional singletrack. These trails traverse rolling terrain with climbs less than 400 feet of elevation.
Roller coaster singletrack through the high desert of SW Colorado.
— Jeff Fox on Dec 5, 2013
Photos courtesy of MTB Project.