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 June 20, 2018 .
S-Mountain Trails: Ready to go!
Little Rainbow: Ready to go!
Cottonwood: Ready to go!
Rainbow Trail (Bear Creek to 108 Road): Ready to go!
Rainbow Trail (Silver Creek section): Ready to go!
Silver Creek Trail: Dry and ready to go!
Colorado Trail: Ready to go!
Alpine Tunnel Loop: Ready to go, some wet and muddy spots.
Monarch Crest Trail: Ready to go! Still has a few large drifts to traverse.
Canyon Creek Trail: Possible wet and muddy spots