Phil's World

  • A proposed trail for cyclists, pedestrians, and equestrians leading from Cortez to Mancos has been named one of the highest priority trail projects in Colorado.


  • Montezuma County commissioners postpone a decision about proposed land-use regulations on Monday, and choose Monty Guiles as the owner’s representative for overseeing construction of the new $7 million to $8 million county courthouse.


  • Montezuma County has posted its long-awaited draft proposal of regulations designed to protect the Phil’s World Bike Trail east of Cortez.


  • Montezuma County is moving swiftly to adopt regulations designed to control “areas of state interest” within its boundaries.


  • Montezuma County employees will be working on Columbus Day from now on.
  • BLM tells Montezuma County Commission that expansion of Phil's World cannot be expedited.


  • The Montezuma County commissioners consider possible changes to the county handbook around personnel policies.
  • Montezuma County commissioners vow to put pressure on the Bureau of Land Management to give the go-ahead to a proposed expansion of the Phil’s World bike trails.


  • Long-outstanding dispute between Montezuma County and Kinder Morgan could soon be resolved.
  • Montezuma County’s Planning and Zoning board endorses proposal to protect Phil's World mountain biking area.


  • Montezuma County commissioners want to protect the Phil's World mountain biking area through a local ordinance.
  • San Juan County Utah Commissioner Phil Lyman named Commissioner of the Year by his peers despite trespassing conviction.


12 Hours of Mesa Verde Cycling Race

May 1, 2014
Robert Conley / Creative Commons

The 12 Hours of Mesa Verde is a premier cycling event that takes place at Phil's World, the world-renown mountain biking trails east of Cortez. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Dani Gregory, the race director for the 12 Hours of Mesa Verde, about this endurance relay race and how it is dedicated to improving the lives of youth in Southwest Colorado.