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Local Trail Guide and Conditions

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RED – The trail is not ridable or riding it may be damaging.
ORANGE – Not recommended to ride the trail; or ride it in the morning if mud is an issue.
GREEN – Get out there and ride it.

September 23, 2017

The riding is glorius here in Salida and the sorrounding mountains as autumn brings the best weather of the year. The trails are dry and fun. Afternoon thunderstorms are still likley in the high country but they are petering out. It's best to get an early start on the Monarch Crest, Canyon Creek, Colorado Trail, etc. Be aware, all the commercial shuttle providers have used up their limits for the season, so no official shuttles to Monarch Pass are available for hire for the remainder of 2017.

Come out and ride!

Arkansas Hills (aka S-Mountain or Tenderfoot Hill)

  • Frontside – Dry
  • Lil Rattler – Dry
  • Burnpile – Dry
  • Backbone – Dry
  • Sand Dunes – Dry
  • North Backbone – Dry
  • Prospector – Dry
  • Pauli  – Dry
  • Unkle Nazty – Dry
  • Cottonwood Trail –Dry
  • Lookout Loop – Dry
  • Ute Trail to Turret – Dry
  • Aspen Ridge – Dry

Methodist Mountain

  • Little Rainbow Trail Dry
  • Lost, Deadbird, and Racetrack Trails – Dry
  • Double Rainbow Trail – Dry

Rainbow Trail

  • Silver Creek Road/Rainbow Trail Loop – Mud
  • Bear Creek Rainbow Trail – Some Mud
  • Columbine Trail Some Mud

Monarch Crest and Children of the Crest

  • Monarch Crest Trail – DRY
  • Marshall Pass-Poncha Creek Loop – DRY
  • Agate Creek Trail – SOME MUD, CREEK CROSSINGS 
  • Starvation Creek – DRY  
  • Marshall Pass-Silver Creek Trail Loop – DRY
  • Greens Creek MOSTLY DRY

Colorado Trail

  • Colorado Trail – Raspberry Gulch Out-and-Back – Mud
  • Colorado Trail – Mt Princeton to Cottonwood – Mud
  • Colorado Trail – South Fooses Creek – Mud
  • Colorado Trail – Blanks to Chalk – Mud
  • Colorado Trail – Blanks to US50 – Mud

Buena Vista Local

  • The Midland Trail – Dry
  • Continental Divide Trail, Alpine Tunnel to Tincup Pass Road – Dry
  • St Elmo – Alpine Tunnel – Dry
  • St Elmo – Tin Cup Pass – Dry


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Salida, CO 81201

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