3.0 miles
Distance
666 ft
Climb
-691 ft
Descent
00:37:10
Avg time

North Backbone Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • TTFs on trail
    Drop, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #7764

North Backbone is one of the best technical XC trails in the area. It can be ridden from either direction or as an out and back. The stand-out features of North Backbone are its sections of rough rock slabs in the middle section. They will challenge the best of climbers. Scamper up what you can - many riders will be hiking short sections. The rest of the trail is a mix of swoopy hillside in pinions with lots of rocks in and around the trail to catch a pedal or rob you of momentum.

Access Info

The trailhead on the east side starts at the top of a steep, loose climb on CR 173. The west side trailhead is on CR 175 and has a parking lot and kiosk.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for North Backbone mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -25 ft
  • Altitude min
    1.4 miles
  • Altitude max
    1.5 miles
  • Altitude start
    1.4 miles
  • Altitude end
    1.4 miles
  • Grade
    -0.155%
  • Grade max
    -55.601%
  • Grade min
    110.254%
  • Distance climb
    1.5 miles
  • Distance down
    1.4 miles
  • Distance flat
    738 ft
  • Avg time
    00:37:10
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Status:
on Dec 3, 2016
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Avg: 4.35 (3 votes)

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North Backbone Trail Reports

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Dec 3, 2016 @ 8:52am
Dec 3, 2016
~1in of snow from 12/2/16 storm
Nov 18, 2016 @ 7:45am
Nov 18, 2016
Still dry after 11/17/16 weather
Jul 30, 2016 @ 1:28pm
Jul 30, 2016
Jun 8, 2016 @ 8:08am
Jun 8, 2016
6/6/16 - Good to go!
Mar 15, 2016 @ 9:56am
Mar 15, 2016
Still muddy in a few sections. Please walk these areas.
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Nov 4, 2016 @ 9:38am
Nov 4, 2016
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Apr 7, 2016 @ 9:20am
Apr 7, 2016
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Dec 9, 2015 @ 5:07pm
Dec 9, 2015
North Backbone, Salida

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