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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.

November 18, 2017

The High Country has snow and more will accumulate, as the warm weather is history for this year. As of now alpine trails like the Rainbow that are below 10,000 feet elevation may be snowy and/or muddy in spots but rideable. Good news! The close to town riding such as Arkansas Hills Trail System, Methodist Mountain Trail System  are riding great. Just some light snow in spots (Upper Cottonwood, Uncle Nazty, North Backbone) from last nights storm .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 – Patches of snow, rideable
  • Prospector – Patches of snow, rideable
  • Pauli  – Patches of snow, rideable
  • Unkle Nazty – Patches of snow, rideable
  • Cottonwood Trail –Snow patches on Beasway and Rumba, light patches approaching Sweet Dreams, rideable
  • Lookout Loop – Dry
  • Ute Trail to Turret – dry low then light snow higher 
  • Aspen Ridge – Light snow

Methodist Mountain

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

Rainbow Trail

  • Silver Creek Road/Rainbow Trail Loop – SNOW
  • Columbine Trail  SOME SNOW

Monarch Crest and Children of the Crest

  • Monarch Crest Trail – Snowy & Sloppy
  • Marshall Pass-Poncha Creek Loop – Snow
  • Agate Creek Trail – Mud Snow
  • Starvation Creek – Snow
  • Marshall Pass-Silver Creek Trail Loop – Mud/ Snow
  • Greens Creek Mud Snow

Colorado Trail

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

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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