Salida, CO Trails and Parks

Salida has 21 trails in the vicinity, including 9 for mountain biking and 6 for road biking. These trails range from 0.9 to 62.4 miles in length. The most popular trails are Monarch Crest Trail, The Colorado Trail: Chalk Creek Trailhead to US-50 and Bear Creek to Methodist Mountain. Trails.com member Kenneth L. recently completed The Colorado Trail: Chalk Creek Trailhead to US-50.
  • Bear Creek to Methodist Mountain

    2 Reviews

    Salida, CO

    The Bear Creek to Methodist Mountain Trail is part of the annual Banana Belt Mountain Bike Loop Race, one of the most time-honored mountain biking traditions in Salida, if not in Colorado. The ...
    •  Advanced Riders, 2 - 2.5 hours; Intermediate Riders, 3 - 3.5 hours
    •  20 miles
    •  Guide

    The Bear Creek to Methodist Mountain Trail is part of the annual Banana Belt Mountain Bike Loop Race, one of the most time-honored ...

  • The Colorado Trail: Chalk Creek Trailhead to US-50

    1 Reviews

    Salida, CO

    This segment travels through the southern end of the Sawatch Range. Although there are still several fourteeners nearby (Antero, Shavano & Tabeguache), the CT takes a much less rigorous route ...
    •  20.9 miles
    •  Guide

    This segment travels through the southern end of the Sawatch Range. Although there are still several fourteeners nearby (Antero, ...

  • Monarch Crest Trail

    0 Reviews

    Salida, CO

    Epic is the only word for it. The Monarch Crest Trail is considered the premier mountain bike ride in the entire 14ers Region. Touted by Bicycle Magazine as one of the top five rides in the ...
    •  Advanced Riders, 3 - 4 hours; Intermediate Riders, 4 - 5 hours
    •  35.1 miles
    •  Guide

    Epic is the only word for it. The Monarch Crest Trail is considered the premier mountain bike ride in the entire 14ers Region. ...

  • Peregrination to Princeton Hot Springs

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    Salida, CO

    Here's a ride that offers a bit of everything: a ride up the geologically unique Chalk River Valley, a touch of single-track, a smooth glide down two-lane blacktop, a hike up to some misty falls, ...
    •  1 hour
    •  10.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Here's a ride that offers a bit of everything: a ride up the geologically unique Chalk River Valley, a touch of single-track, ...

  • Monarch Branch

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    Salida, CO

    Monarch Branch is a hiking and biking trail in Salida, Colorado. It is 1.9 miles long and begins at 7,049 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.8 miles with a total elevation gain of ...
    •  1.9 miles

    Monarch Branch is a hiking and biking trail in Salida, Colorado. It is 1.9 miles long and begins at 7,049 feet altitude. ...

  • Frontside

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    Salida, CO

    Frontside is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Salida, Colorado. It is 1.3 miles long and begins at 7,335 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.6 miles with a total elevation gain ...
    •  1.3 miles

    Frontside is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Salida, Colorado. It is 1.3 miles long and begins at 7,335 feet altitude. ...

  • Sand Dunes

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    Salida, CO

    Sand Dunes is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Salida, Colorado. It is 1.6 miles long and begins at 7,416 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.2 miles with a total elevation gain ...
    •  1.6 miles

    Sand Dunes is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Salida, Colorado. It is 1.6 miles long and begins at 7,416 feet altitude. ...

  • County Road 177

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    Salida, CO

    County Road 177 is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Salida, Colorado. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 7,069 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.8 miles with a total elevation ...
    •  0.9 miles

    County Road 177 is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Salida, Colorado. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 7,069 feet altitude. ...

  • Texas Creek ATV Trail

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    Salida, CO

    Many of the trails in the area have been designed specifically for ATVs and dirt bikes. Narrow trails and steep terrain provide an exceptional riding experience. Although not large, the area ...
    •  Difficult
    •  4 hours
    •  26.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Many of the trails in the area have been designed specifically for ATVs and dirt bikes. Narrow trails and steep terrain provide ...

  • Otto Mears Toll Road ATV Trail

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    Salida, CO

    Dense mining area with many standing structures of historical significance. To learn more, read information boards at Shirley Townsite and Bonanza. Route follows 1890s toll road built by Otto ...
    •  Easy
    •  4 hours
    •  32 miles
    •  Guide

    Dense mining area with many standing structures of historical significance. To learn more, read information boards at Shirley ...

  • Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center

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    Salida, CO

    Indoor family swim-and- soak center located in the heart of the Sawatch Mountain Range near the Arkansas River in Salida.
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    Indoor family swim-and- soak center located in the heart of the Sawatch Mountain Range near the Arkansas River in Salida ...

  • Marshall Pass Ski Resort

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    Salida, CO

    Marshall Pass is so far from roads and trailheads, there’s a good chance you’ll have a solitary day in the mountains. But it’s also far enough that, if you don’t use a snowmobile or do the trip ...
    •  9 miles
    •  Guide

    Marshall Pass is so far from roads and trailheads, there’s a good chance you’ll have a solitary day in the mountains. But ...

  • White Pine Ski Resort

    0 Reviews

    Salida, CO

    My slogan for this area is, “White Pine—the ski area that should remain lost.” It’s hard to get to—there’s no easy way in and out. But the snowpack in the Monarch Pass area is deep and light, ...
    •  13 miles
    •  Guide

    My slogan for this area is, “White Pine—the ski area that should remain lost.” It’s hard to get to—there’s no easy way in ...

  • Waterdog Lakes

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    Salida, CO

    The short, steep, and semi-strenuous trail to the three lakes that make up Waterdog Lakes is a favorite with local snowshoers and skiers in the Salida and Poncha Springs area. Named for the ...
    •  2-4 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    The short, steep, and semi-strenuous trail to the three lakes that make up Waterdog Lakes is a favorite with local snowshoers ...

  • Old Monarch Pass

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    Salida, CO

    Old Monarch Pass offers great snow conditions and an opportunity to practice every sort of skiing or snowshoeing. If you only want to ski for half a day, just head out from the trailhead for ...
    •  2 hours to all day
    •  10.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Old Monarch Pass offers great snow conditions and an opportunity to practice every sort of skiing or snowshoeing. If you ...

  • Salida Spinner

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    Salida, CO

    The ride starts at Alpine Park near downtown, then wiggles northwest through a residential neighborhood, before joining State Route 291 a half mile before it crosses the Arkansas River. The views ...
    •  17.6 miles
    •  Guide

    The ride starts at Alpine Park near downtown, then wiggles northwest through a residential neighborhood, before joining State ...

  • Salida to St. Elmo

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    Salida, CO

    Old mining towns (Lake City), even older ghost towns (St. Elmo), and one of the all-time great mountain towns (Crested Butte) highlight the southern half of the Colorado Rockies. The area’s ...
    •  62.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Old mining towns (Lake City), even older ghost towns (St. Elmo), and one of the all-time great mountain towns (Crested Butte) ...

  • Salida Area Campgrounds

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    Salida, CO

    Salida and Buena Vista are sister towns along the Arkansas River. Salida is larger and has an upscale downtown complete with coffeehouses, brew pubs, and antique shops. Activities here generally ...
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    Salida and Buena Vista are sister towns along the Arkansas River. Salida is larger and has an upscale downtown complete with ...

  • Antora Peak

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    Salida, CO

    Two famous wilderness paths converge on a hike to the terminus of the Sawatch Range. Trail: Initial 5.5 miles, off-trail tundra and talus beyond. Begin south on an excellent road, part of the ...
    •  245 minutes up, 210 minutes down
    •  13 miles
    •  Guide

    Two famous wilderness paths converge on a hike to the terminus of the Sawatch Range. Trail: Initial 5.5 miles, off-trail ...

  • The Colorado Trail: Marshall Pass to Sargents Mesa

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    Salida, CO

    This segment of the CT and the next two segments are mostly open to motorized traffic. This is because, in the hurry to get the Colorado Trail opened, it was decided to follow an existing motorized ...
    •  15.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This segment of the CT and the next two segments are mostly open to motorized traffic. This is because, in the hurry to get ...

  • The Colorado Trail: US-50 to Marshall Pass

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    Salida, CO

    This segment begins a 100-mile section of the CT without any convenient resupply points. Be sure you are prepared; it’s fairly lonely country. The first 8 miles are a pleasant walk in the forest, ...
    •  14.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This segment begins a 100-mile section of the CT without any convenient resupply points. Be sure you are prepared; it’s fairly ...