Membership Program

SMT (Salida Mountain Trails) has been busy building and maintaining many trails in our beautiful valley since 2004. Whether you walk, trot, jog, hike or bike on these trails, come on out, join the fun! The membership program is an easy and important way to support SMT. We will kick off our 2017 membership program with a party on May 20th, 2017 5pm location TBD.

We will have food, live music and great silent auction items, including a custom bike frame donated by Nord Bicycles of Colorado Springs (

Join at the party at the $100 level or above and receive a SMT Tech T-shirt (while supplies last), perfect for your next walk or ride! All members benefit from discounted beer while supplies last.

Membership Levels

Chili Pepper – individual level $25 Donate
Lil’ Rattler – family level $50 Donate
Little Rainbow $100 Donate
Columbine $200 Donate
Backbone $300 Donate
Prospector $400 Donate
Unkle Nazty – sign up for this level and you can call yourself Unkle or Aunt Nazty all year long! $500 Donate

Alternatively, send a check. Please include the word “membership” in the memo field on your check along with your mailing address and send to:

Salida Mountain Trails
PO Box 612
Salida, CO 81201

We will in turn send you a proper receipt.

NOTE: All 2016 memberships cards / benefits expire May 1st, 2017.  Likewise 2017 membership cards / benefits will expire May 1st 2018.

Why become a member?

Put simply, mo’ money means mo’ trails which means mo’ fun for all of us! Many may not realize that trails cost money, averaging $3-$6 per linear foot. Some sections require special attention causing the cost to go much higher. In addition to the cost of building trail, we also have other costs including trail tools, insurance, and food for our hard working trail volunteers. With grants, donations, funding from programs like this membership program, we can hire trail crews and machines to get trails built more quickly and further leverage the work of our volunteers. Also, a large active membership gives us credibility as we work with land managing agencies such as the city, BLM, and Forest Service in planning more trails. Note that Salida Mountain Trails has lots of volunteers, but no staff, so you can be sure that dollars donated are being used primarily to create more trails here in Salida!

NOTE: You do not have to be a member to volunteer with us on our trail work days. Our membership program provides a way for those who can’t necessarily work on trails to support our trails. Of course, we welcome and encourage trail volunteers to become members as well! Either way, it’s all about building and maintaining our trails!


The following Salida bike shops offer 5% off all purchases until membership expiration. Retailer will match the discount amount with a donation to SMT:

AbsoluteBikesLogo SBC-Shield Subculture-Logo


Salida Mountain Sports offers 10% off two purchases a year. SMS will match the discount amount with a donation to SMT:



Boathouse Cantina adds 1% to your bill for SMT, and then matches the amount collected by 10% (membership not required):



We are busy planning the 2017 Membership Bash!  If you’d like to volunteer to help out with the 2017 party or for more information, please contact

Seeking 2017 Party Sponsors

If you’d like to become a corporate party sponsor, please click here for more information.

You can pay for your sponsorship online here: Donate

Thanks to last year’s supporters!

2016 Silent Auction

Notable items include:

custom built bicycle frame

2016 Party Sponsors


Platinum Sponsor

Subculture Cyclery

Platinum Sponsor

Pinon Realty

Gold Sponsor

Salida Family Dentistry

Gold Sponsor

Timberline Partners

Gold Sponsor

Salida Bike Company

Gold Sponsor

Woods Distillery

Gold Sponsor

Salida Mountain Sports

Silver Sponsor

Third Street Suites

Silver Sponsor


Silver Sponsor

Zier Niemann Consulting

Silver Sponsor

Party Poster