Salida boasts being in the Banana Belt of Colorado, and that means while most Colorado ski towns are buried in snow, Salida weather is relatively warmer and drier, making it a great (almost) year-round biking town.
Salida area bike trails range from 7,000 to 11,000 feet in elevation. S-Mountain Trails , closest to town can be ridden year-round depending on the weather system that week. Check out this video to see how delicious these right-from-town S-Mountain Trails really are. Most years, the high alpine trails, such as the internationally renowned Monarch Crest Trail, are free from snow in summer and early fall.
Check out current Salida trail conditions February 15, 2018 (NOTE: no updates till March 6th).
S-Mountain Trails: Mostly clear, some patches of mud and hardpacked snow.
Little Rainbow: Mostly clear, some patches of mud and hardpacked snow.
Cottonwood: Mud and snow. Upper section closed until March 15.
Silver Creek Trail: Snow!
Colorado Trail: Snow!
Alpine Tunnel Loop: Snow
Monarch Crest Trail: Snow
Canyon Creek Trail: Snow