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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Next ShinDig Trail Work Day Is Saturday, November 12

The focus of our November ShinDig will be maintenance on the Double Rainbow Trail (also known as Little Rainbow Extension). We’ll meet at the upper CR110 trailhead parking lot, ready to depart for work at 9am. Be there a little early to sign waivers, talk about the work to be done, safety procedure reviews, and coffee […]

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Construction Begins on New Southern Dreams Trail

Construction began today on 2 miles of ALL-NEW SINGLETRACK in our Arkansas Hills Trail System! Tony Boone & Co. are digging in a new intermediate trail with entertaining features that will run south from Sweet Dreams, ending close to the stockyard. The working name is currently “Southern Dreams.” A big thanks to all of the […]

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$8,454 Raised for New Trails in July and August

The Boathouse Cantina and Rivers Edge Bar & Restaurant have created a voluntary 1% donation program (from all of their sales) to benefit Salida Mountain Trails’ trail construction efforts, which has resulted in $8,454 raised for new trail construction in July and August alone! This has allowed SMT to contract professional trail building services that […]

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