Colorado Mountain Biking Opportunities: Salida Mountain

The Salida Mountain Trail System provides a true backyard to backcountry experience. These are the closest trails to downtown Salida and remain snow-free for the majority of the winter season, providing year round riding experiences. The trail system is a stacked loop design, with the more challenging trails higher in altitude and farther out from the trailheads. The trail system provides stunning views of the Continental Divide/Saguache Range and the Sangre de Cristo mountain ranges. The Salida Mountain Trails volunteer organization has partnered with the BLM and the city of Salida to build and rehabilitate this stacked system of environmentally sustainable trails.

One of the Bureau of Land Management's "Backyard to Backcountry" treasures, information on the Salida Mountain Trail System was developed between IMBA and the Royal Gorge BLM Field Office in Canon City, CO to provide world-class riding experiences. IMBA's data on the trail includes elevations, ratings, current conditions, photos, and comments.

BLM Mountain Biking: Salida Mountain Trails in Colorado

Need to Know

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Plan Your Visit

  • Season Dates: January 1 - December 31
  • Fee: None
  • Size: 22+ miles
  • Elevation Gain/Loss: 1,200+ feet
  • Difficulty: Trails range from beginner to advanced


  • Arkansas Hills Trailhead: From Salida head North on State Highway 291. Turn Right on Country Road 175 crossing the Arkansas River. Stay on CR175 for approximately 0.6 miles until taking a right on County Road 176 (Spiral Drive). Follow this for 1 mile until you reach the City of Salida’s trailhead and kiosk
  • County Road 110 Trailhead: From the intersection of Hwy 50 and 291 in Salida head west on Highway 50 for approximately 1.5 miles.  Turn left (south) on County Road 10 and travel for approximately 2.25 miles up the dirt county road.  Take a left following the trailhead signs to the trailhead and kiosk.
  • Burmac Trailhead: From the intersection of Hwy 50 and 291 in Salida head east on Highway 50 for approximately 0.75 miles and take a right on Burmac Road following the signs to the BLM trailhead. Take your first left following the road through the rough wash and the trailhead will be on your right

Quick Links

Contact Information

Royal Gorge Field Office
3028 East Main Street
Canon City, Colorado 81212

Connecting with Communities

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The BLM and MTB Project are Connecting with Communities through a National partnership to provide an interactive ride experience. MTB project hosts the next generation of mountain bike trail maps. Click the MTB Project icon to access all the information you'll need to plan your next ride.