Next ShinDig Is this Saturday, April 16

UPDATE: Unfortunately, the ShinDig has been CANCELED due to weather. We’ll undertake work on the Labyrinth during our May ShinDig.

Saturday, April 16, 2016, 8:45am 
The goal for our monthly ShinDig will be to rough out a connecting trail from the end of the Sweet Dreams trail to the location where the new Labyrinth, situated on city property, will begin. Please meet at the F-street Bridge parking lot at 8:45am, to leave for the work site by 9. A big “thank you” to Lisa DeYoung and the City of Salida for the opportunity to create a new hiking/walking trail, as well as the Labyrinth, for our community.

After the trail work, a free lunch will be provided to the volunteers at Sweetie’s Sandwhich Shop. As usual, come prepared with water, gloves, long pants and sturdy boots. Tools will be provided.

Other Important News

May 14, 5pm: 2016 Membership Kick Off Party 
We will be holding our annual Membership Kick Off Party at River’s Edge Bar & Restaurant on May 14th at 5pm! Whether you walk, trot, jog, hike, or bike, come on out and join the fun. The membership program is an easy and important way to support SMT.

We are seeking silent auction donations and sponsors for the party. If you are interested in donating items for the silent auction or sponsoring the party, please contact Andrew Koransky at or 719-539-2336.

For more information on membership, or the type of promotion you’ll get as a party sponsor and/or silent auction donor, be sure to check out the membership page on our website.

April 29, 7PM: The Rider and the Wolf
A screening of The Rider and the Wolf will be held at the Steamplant on Friday, April 29th, and all proceeds will benefit Salida Mountain Trails. Be there!

New Burn Pile Trail Is Open!
The revamped Burn Pile trail is now open! For more information on the new Burn Pile, be sure to check out our announcement post, here.

A big shout out to our very special partners The Boathouse Cantina and Rivers Edge Bar & Restaurant. These locally-owned restaurants have created a voluntary 1% donation program (from all of their sales) to benefit SMT’s trail construction efforts. This is a game changer for us and to date, has generated over $40,000 for SMT! This has allowed us to contract for professional trail building services that would not otherwise be possible! Proceeds from this program recently funded the newly redesigned Burnpile Trail, and also were responsible for funding all new signage for the Arkansas Hills Trail system. Please show your thanks by frequenting these awesome, locally-owned downtown restaurants, which are THE perfect spots for food and drink after a ride or hike.