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.
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!