Quarter Horse


  • 25 mile Tour from Durango to Purgatory Resort. 2300 vertical feet of climbing finishing at the village of Durango Mountain Resort. Food, fun and jubilation await riders at finish.... Great for families!


Saturday May 26, 2018 8:15 AM


25 Mile tour from Durango to Purgatory Resort
Registration Fee: $55

Important Information:

College Ave and Camino Del Rio

  • Purgatory Resort has a fantastic festival planned for all Quarter Horse riders, their families, friends and guests. Plenty of food and entertainment will be available so make sure you stick a credit card or some cash in your jersey before setting out for your ride. A reminder to your family, friends and guests, that the road closure for the ride continuing to Silverton begins just past the Purgatory Resort entrance from 8:30am to 1:30pm.

  • --A manned bike check will also be available so that you can secure your bike, change clothes and enjoy the festival.

Lodging Information

Stay at Purgatory Resort before and after your ride! Enjoy an additional 20% off our already low Spring season prices. Just mention the Iron Horse when booking.
Conveniently located between Durango and Silverton on Highway 550, Purgatory Resort offers comfortable accommodations and fun festivities during the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic events! Loosen up your muscles with a massage at the Durango Mountain Club, and relax in the outdoor Jacuzzi and heated pool. Purgatory Resort is the finish line for the Quarter Horse race, so it's especially convenient for Quarter Horse riders.

Call 800-525-0892 to make your reservation!

Return Transportation

Purgatory Resort will offer transportation on race day according to the schedule below.?The cost of the shuttle is $15 from Purgatory to Durango, and $40 from Silverton to Durango.?Please make your shuttle reservations no later than Friday, May 25th by calling Purgatory Resort Dispatch at (970) 426-7282.

6:00 AM from Purgatory to Durango Transit Center, arriving 6:45 AM

Note: The shuttle must depart promptly in order to allow the van sufficient time to return to Purgatory before the Highway 550 closure.

12:30 PM from Purgatory to Durango Transit Center, arriving 1:15 PM

1:00 PM from Silverton to Purgatory, arriving 2:00PM

2:15 PM from Purgatory to Durango Transit Center, arriving 3:00 PM

Baggage Service

Purgatory will have a truck at Buckley Park on Friday from 3 - 7pm for riders to drop off bags that they wish to have transported up to Purgatory Resort.?The bags will be secured overnight and will be available on race morning at the Quarter Horse finish line.