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 April 29th, 2019:
S-Mountain Trails: Ready to ride!
Little Rainbow: Ready to ride!
Cottonwood:Ready to ride!
Rainbow Trail (Bear Creek to 108 Road): Mud and melting snow, not yet!
Rainbow Trail (Silver Creek section): Snow-covered till Spring 2019
Silver Creek Trail: Snow-covered till Spring 2019!
Colorado Trail:Snow-covered till Spring 2019
Alpine Tunnel Loop: Snow-covered till Spring 2019.
Monarch Crest Trail: Snow-covered till late, late spring 2019.
Canyon Creek Trail: Snow-covered till Spring 2019