Local Rides

Salida and Chaffee County boast some of the best riding in Colorado. Below are just a few of our favorite local rides.

Mountain bike rides

Arkansas Hills (“S-Mountain”) Trail System – click for routes

Methodist Mountain Trail System – click for routes

Check out Absolute Bikes’ website for regularly updated trail conditions

Local Road Rides

County road loop around Salida – click for route
Distance: 20 miles
Total elevation gain: 967 feet

Salida to the summit of Poncha Pass and back – click for route
Distance: 27.5 miles
Total elevation gain: 2073 feet

Salida to Mount Princeton and back – click for route
Distance: 42.6 miles
Total elevation gain: 2,034 feet

Gravel rides

Salida to Aspen Ridge – click for route
Distance: 50.8 miles
Total elevation gain: 5,274
Read more about the route.

Salida-Marshall Pass-Sargents – click for route
Distance: 44.8 miles
Total elevation gain: 4,306
Note: This route is one-way only from Salida and follows part of the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route. Out and back would be 90 miles with 8,306 feet in elevation gain. Click for route description.