Local Trail Highlights
Check out our favorite trail recommendations! Salida has over 40 miles of trails accessible from town, plus many miles of high alpine riding. The Arkansas Hills and Methodist Mountain systems are our local ride-from-town trails and are rideable almost year-round. In the summer, the Monarch Crest, Rainbow Trail and the Colorado Trail offer awesome single track with unbeatable views and cooler temperatures. And our neighbors, in Buena Vista, they are also quickly expanding their local trail system.
Stop in the shop to get our custom map, and we’ll point you in the direction for everything from a quick 1/2 hour fast loop to multi-hour/all-day rides. We recommend MTBProject as your trail app of choice, as we have created suggested loops with good riding descriptions.
Thanks to our local trail organization, Salida Mountain Trails, for building and maintaining our local ride-from-town trail network!
* EBIKES: KNOW BEFORE YOU COME: In the Salida area E-Mountain Bikes are only allowed on designated motorized trails, as most of our trails are managed by either BLM or FS. There is no single track on S-mtn and lower Methodist open to E-mtbs currently. Roads, yes. Single track, no. Please adhere to the current rules set by the land managers (BLM and FS). As far as single track is concerned only the Rainbow trail (the real deal, not Little or Double Rainbow), Greens Creek, Agate Creek, and the Monarch Crest from Monarch Pass to Marshall Pass are 'motorized' single track open to moto's and thus e-bikes, near Salida. Please follow the rules, regardless if you agree with them or not... *
Listed below are some top trail recommendations: