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 20, 2018 .
S-Mountain Trails: Overnight rain, now dumping wet snow, no accumulation yet…
Little Rainbow: Overnight rain, now dumping wet snow, no accumulation yet…
Cottonwood: Overnight rain, now dumping wet snow, accumulation at higher elevation.
Rainbow Trail (Silver Creek section): Overnight rain, now dumping wet snow, accumulation at higher elevation.
Silver Creek Trail: Snow!
Colorado Trail: Snow!
Alpine Tunnel Loop: Snow
Monarch Crest Trail: Snow
Canyon Creek Trail: Snow