First Spring SMT Trail Work Day Is Saturday (Hopefully)

Weather permitting, this Saturday we plan to do some work on the Double Rainbow Trail (also known as Little Rainbow Extension). The trail is in pretty good shape, but we plan to enhance a few areas. Specifically, we hope to improve two out-sloped corners, and will be re-establishing the trail tread where the upslope has […]

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A Run Through Time Marathon Fundraiser Seeks Volunteers and Racers

A Run Through Time Marathon is one of the biggest annual fundraisers for Salida Mountain Trails, donating $15,000 to help build new trails over the past three years. In addition, A Run Through Time injects valuable tourism dollars to the businesses in our community, bringing 400+ racers and their friends and families to town every year. SMT […]

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SMT Accomplishments in 2016, Future Plans, and Thanks!

First and foremost, Salida Mountain Trails wants to thank all of our volunteers and partners who have contributed to our trail building and maintenance efforts this past year!  We’ve had great support from the community and have accomplished a great deal!   2016 Accomplishments: Trail Construction: We designed the brand-new Chicken Dinner Trail, it was […]

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450 Feet of New Hand-Built Singletrack Completed!

A massive “Thank You!” to the 37 incredible volunteers that came out to help us build a section of our new Chicken Dinner trail, as well as the excellent professional crew from Tony Boone Trails! We finished about 450ft of new singletrack, including three sections with some significant bench cutting and/or rock work. At this […]

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Chicken Dinner!

Construction continues on our newest singletrack addition to the network, and it now has an official name! While the working name was previously “Southern Dreams,” after finding an old sign in the woods during trail construction, we’ve officially decided to christen the trail “Chicken Dinner!” So far, 1.3 miles of the roughly 2-mile trail have […]

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Successful ShinDig on Double Rainbow

Many thanks to Absolute Bikes and Elevation Beer Co. for sponsoring Saturday’s ShinDig trail work day lunch. Super successful trail work on the Double Rainbow Trail. Thanks to the 24 volunteers who worked on the 2 miles of trail in the Kings Gulch area to address rain damage, narrowing tread, and to improve turns. Take […]

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