Above photo: 5/16/19.
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RED – The trail is not rideable 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 – May 26
It is absolutely beautiful today! Highs today will be in the low to mid seventies with abundant sunshine. The weekend is going to be amazing! Come ride. It’s going to be while on the Crest, probably mid July.
- Frontside – Dry
- Lil’ Rattler – Dry
- Burnpile – Dry
- Rusty Lung – Dry
- Backbone – Dry
- Sweet Dreams – Dry
- Chicken Dinner – Dry
- Sand Dunes – Dry
- Prospector- Dry
- North Backbone – Dry
- Pauli – Dry
- The Dude Abides –Dry
- Unkle Nazty – Dry
- Hooligan –Dry
- Cottonwood Trail – Dry
- Beasway/Rhumba (upper Cottonwood) – Dry
- Aspen Ridge – Dry
Methodist Mountain Trail System
- Little Rainbow Trail – Dry
- Spartan West/Spartan East – Dry
- Lost, Dead Bird, and Racetrack Trails – Dry
- Double Rainbow Trail – Dry
- Bear Creek to Methodist Rainbow Trail – Dry
- Columbine Trail – Dry
- Silver Creek Road/Rainbow Trail Loop – Some snow
Monarch Crest and Children of the Crest
As the 2019 riding season comes on, it’s worth thinking about how this big snow year is going to impact your riding plans. We normally expect to be riding our very high elevation trails and jeep roads by early July. In 2018 the Monarch Crest Trail was very rideable in mid-June. It was a dry winter. This summer the typical “opening day” on the 4th of July could see tall drifts of snow remaining. Planning a trip? I would choose July 20 or later. Could it melt faster? Sure. But so far spring has been fairly cool, and we have been getting snowfall in the high country. So there could still be substantial snow even in late July. Set your expectations accordingly, and watch here for current information.
- Monarch Crest Trail – Snow
- Marshall Pass – Poncha Creek Loop – Snow
- Agate Creek Trail – Snow
- Starvation Creek – Snow
- Marshall Pass-Silver Creek Trail Loop – Snow
- Greens Creek – Snow
- Raspberry Gulch Out-and-Back – Possible snow/mud
- Mt Princeton to Cottonwood – Some snow
- South Fooses Creek – Snow
- Blanks to Chalk – Some snow
- Blanks to US 50 – Mostly dry
Buena Vista Area
- The Midland Trail – Dry
- Barbara Whipple/Broken Boyfriend/Django/Midland/Bacon Bits etc. – Dry
- Continental Divide Trail, Alpine Tunnel to Tincup Pass Road – Snow
- St Elmo – Tin Cup Pass – Snow