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 July 17, 2017:
S-Mountain Trails: Clear and ready to go!
Little Rainbow: Clear and ready to go!
Cottonwood: Clear and ready to go!
Rainbow Trail (Silver Creek section): Open for riding!
Silver Creek Trail (from Marshall Pass Rd): Clear!
Colorado Trail: Clear.
Alpine Tunnel Loop: Clear
Monarch Crest Trail: Ready to go, though expect some muddy sections.
Canyon Creek Trail: Clear!