Go with the Flow!
Purgatory hosted the grand opening of the Divinity Flow Trail – Durango’s only lift-served downhill mountain bike flow trail on Sunday, Sept. 13. We celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony with our partners, the Forest Service, Trails 2000, and AJ Construction– who provided equipment and manpower. Our trails manager, Josh Hamill, had the honors of cutting the ribbon as he and fellow crew member Grady James (who was not there due to a scheduling conflict) were lead on building the trail. Hundreds of mountain bikers were at the resort that day conquering Divinity and our other mountain bike trails. We celebrated the opening by giving the community free uplift tickets all day long, and we had an an official inaugural ride with mountain bike legends Ned Overend, Todd Wells, Travis Brown, Greg Herbold, & others. The weekend was also a celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the (first ever) World Mountain Bike Championship, originally held at Purgatory in 1990.
The Flow Trail is the first of its kind at Purgatory and we were extremely excited to showcase it to the mountain bike community. It is the longest lift-served flow trail in the Durango area at 1.5 miles long, and expands the limits of Purgatory’s 12 other more traditional single tracks. Building the new Flow Trail along side our key partners, including the Forest Service and Trails 2000, definitely creates a great foundation for more improvements to our mountain bike trail system in the future. So, if you haven’t yet, come up and check out the new trail. Our uplift runs on weekends through the end of September.
above photo: mountain bike legend & 1990 World Mountain Bike Cross Country World Champion Ned Overend tackles the new Divinity Flow Trail.
Switching gears to Lift 8…. More progress has been made with removing the old lift. The top terminal was recently removed via crane and the helicopter is scheduled to return to the resort to place new towers and cross arms soon. Here’s an image of the top terminal removal.
Stay tuned for more updates on Lift 8!