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.

February 24, 2018

Most of the snow has melted and the majority of S Mountain trails have absorbed the melt and are good to go. Be cautious and try to avoid  muddy sections. You may encounter some snow on North facing sections of trail. Little Rainbow and other North facing trails on Methodist Mountain are snowy/ muddy. Despite the recent snowfall we’ve received, Hooligan is still closed due to dry conditions. Once we receive adequate moisture we will re open the trail for all uses, including hiking, running and biking. Until then, please respect the closure-a lot of hard work and money went into creating this great new addition to our system and if we want to continue to add more trails then we have to be good stewards of the one’s we have.

Arkansas Hills (aka S-Mountain or Tenderfoot Hill)

  • Frontside – DRY
  • Lil Rattler – DRY
  • Rusty Lung - DRY
  • BurnpileDRY
  • Backbone – DRY WITH SOME MUD/ SNOW IN SPOTS
  • Sand DunesDRY WITH SOME MUD/ SNOW IN SPOTS
  • Sweet Dreams - DRY WITH SOME MUD/ SNOW IN SPOTS
  • Chicken Dinner - DRY WITH SOME MUD/ SNOW IN SPOTS
  • North Backbone – SNOW/ MUD
  • ProspectorSNOW/ MUD
  • Pauli  – SNOW/ MUD
  • The Dude Abides -SNOW/ MUD
  • Unkle Nazty – SNOW
  • Hooligan - Closed
  • Cottonwood Trail – Snow.  Beasway seasonal closure until March 15.
  • Lookout Loop – Snow
  • Ute Trail to TurretSNOW
  • Aspen Ridge SNOW

Methodist Mountain

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

Rainbow Trail

  • Bear Creek to Methodist Rainbow Trail - Snow
  • Columbine Trail - Snow
  • Silver Creek Road/Rainbow Trail Loop – SNOW

Monarch Crest and Children of the Crest

  • Monarch Crest Trail – SNOW
  • Marshall Pass-Poncha Creek Loop – Snow
  • Agate Creek Trail – 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/ MUD
  • Colorado Trail – Mt Princeton to Cottonwood –Snow/Mud
  • Colorado Trail – South Fooses Creek – Snow/Mud higher (further south)
  • Colorado Trail – Blanks to Chalk –SNOW/ MUD
  • Colorado Trail – Blanks to US50 – SNOW MUD

Buena Vista Local

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