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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.

May 23, 2017

We've had rain the last couple of evenings and the dirt is awesome!  Cottonwood, Rainbow, and Colorado Trail from Blanks cabin to Chalk Creek are riding good.

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, some Mud

Methodist Mountain

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

Rainbow Trail

  • Silver Creek Road/Rainbow Trail Loop – Dry
  • Bear Creek Rainbow Trail – Dry
  • Columbine Trail – Dry

Monarch Crest and Children of the Crest

  • Monarch Crest Trail – Snow until July 
  • Marshall Pass-Poncha Creek Loop – Snow 
  • Agate Creek Trail – Snow 
  • Starvation Creek – Snow and trees 
  • Marshall Pass-Silver Creek Trail Loop – Snow and trees 
  • Greens Creek Snow and trees 

Colorado Trail

  • Colorado Trail – Raspberry Gulch Out-and-Back – Mostly dry
  • Colorado Trail – Mt Princeton to Cottonwood – Snow and down trees but getting closer
  • Colorado Trail – South Fooses Creek – Snow
  • Colorado Trail – Blanks to Chalk – Dry with some trees down
  • Colorado Trail – Blanks to US50 – Snow and down trees but getting closer

Buena Vista Local

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

(This time of year the road to St Elmo from Mt Princeton is passable [plowed]. Rideable, but expect likely ice, packed snow, and mud)


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Salida, CO 81201

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