There are many dirt and gravel roads that offer additional variety to the biking options in the Pagosa Springs area. When single track trails are under snow or are muddy, there are often dirt or gravel road loops that are open. Of course mountain bikes work on these roads, but the routes listed can also be ridden with cross bikes.
The term "cross bike," here, suggests any of many local hybrid variations: converted old road bikes with bigger treaded tires, old mountain bikes with narrow profile tires, 29ers with smooth tread, touring bikes, etc. The bikes might be described as "country road bikes," and these routes might be thought of a "rural road biking." There are a limited number of traditional road bike routes available around Pagosa.
Some of the more popular "rural road bike" routes are listed here.
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