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.

Trail Conditions - August 13th

We have been asked for updates daily. This time of year things really don't change much. If you don't see a date change, that date will reflect the current conditions until something changes. We really try to at least change the date daily but it doesn't always happen. Here you go. All in town trails ( S Mountain and Methodist Mountain) are clear, really dry, and lots of fun, especially early morning or evening. Slightly higher trails (Section 14 Colorado trail, Bear Creek-rainbow-Columbine) are also dry and clear. Super fun. The Gravel bike rides (CR175, Aspen Ridge, etc...) Also dry, clear and really nice this time of year. Maybe slightly warm so start early or late. Now, what you probably came here for. High Country. Monarch Crest and all trails off of it are dry, clear and always fun. We have been getting Afternoon Monsoon Season thunder storms. These are no joke, it's best to start early and be pedaling at least by 9 am. Anything later is risky. Bring a rain jacket, be lightning aware and be prepared for possible crazy weather. Canyon Creek is also riding really well. Start even earlier (7 am at the latest) for this monster. Thanks for visiting! Have a blast.

Arkansas Hills (aka S-Mountain or Tenderfoot Hill)

  • Frontside – Dry
  • Lil Rattler – Dry
  • Rusty Lung - Dry
  • Burnpile – Dry
  • Backbone – Dry
  • Sand Dunes – Dry
  • North Backbone – Dry
  • Prospector – Dry
  • Pauli  – Dry
  • The Dude AbidesDry
  • Unkle Nazty – Dry
  • Hooligan - 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

  • Bear Creek to Methodist Rainbow Trail -  DRY
  • Columbine Trail - DRY - sections blown out by rainfall
  • Silver Creek Road/Rainbow Trail Loop – DRY

Monarch Crest and Children of the Crest

  • Monarch Crest Trail – DRY
  • Marshall Pass- Poncha Creek Loop – DRY
  • Agate Creek Trail Mostly dry, lots of water crossings
  • Starvation Creek – DRY
  • Marshall Pass-Silver Creek Trail Loop – DRY
  • Greens Creek DRY

Colorado Trail

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

Buena Vista Local

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