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  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other

      Popular Trail Networks

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      Mount Herman 12 27 5
      South Cañon 5 10 1
      Twin Lakes 2 10 10 1
      Nicomodes Gulch 6 9
      Methodist Mountain Trail System 3 11 6
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      Region Details
      • 143
      • 7
      • 95
      • 210
      • 99
      • 6

      Region Status
      Open as of 2 days

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      652
      Trails Mountain Bike
      560
      Trails E-Bike
      67
      Trails Hike
      652
      Trails Trail Running
      651
      Trails Horse
      165
      Trails Dirtbike
      37
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      26
      Trails Snowmobile
      1
      Trails Snowshoe
      2
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      1
      Trails Nordic Ski
      1
      Total Distance
      1,660 miles
      Total Descent
      317,393 ft
      Total Vertical
      9,179 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      14,411 ft
      Reports
      2,984
      Photos
      811
      Ridden Counter
      66,496

      Popular South Central Mountain Biking Trails

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      Monarch Crest Trail
      Salida
      Hillside Access
      Salida
      CT (Marshall Pass)
      Salida
      Silver Creek
      Salida
      Marshall Rd Connector
      Salida
      Little Rattler
      Arkansas Hills Trails
      Sweet Dreams
      Arkansas Hills Trails
      Rainbow
      Salida
      Cottonwood
      Arkansas Hills Trails
      Rumba Trail
      Arkansas Hills Trails
      Backbone
      Arkansas Hills Trails
      Chicken Dinner
      Arkansas Hills Trails
      Beasway Trail (formerly Salsa Tr.)
      Arkansas Hills Trails
      Island in the Sky Connector
      Oil Well Flats
      Dirt Road
      Oil Well Flats

      South Central Mountain Bike Routes

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      Cottonwood Tour
      Arkansas Hills Trails
      22 miles
      Monarch Crest - The Classic
      Methodist Mountain Trail System
      35 miles
      Big Boyfriend Loop
      Whipple Trail System
      7 miles
      Oil WellFlats Tour #2
      Oil Well Flats
      16 miles
      St Elmo Alpine Tunnel CDT Loop
      Buena Vista
      19 miles
      Thompson Ridge
      Fairplay
      10 miles
      Candyland
      Timberline Trails
      3,471 ft
      Monarch Crest to Salida
      Methodist Mountain Trail System
      45 miles
      Pikes Peak Plummet
      Woodland Park
      28 miles
      Elk Park to Lake Moraine to Captn Jacks to Chutes
      Woodland Park
      24 miles

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 33 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 323 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance

      Photos of South Central Mountain Bike

      trail: Backbone
      56 |
      May 22, 2017 @ 7:56pm
      May 22, 2017
      60 |
      Apr 27, 2017 @ 11:16pm
      Apr 27, 2017
      288 |
      May 28, 2013 @ 1:41pm
      May 28, 2013
      253 |
      Feb 28, 2012 @ 5:18pm
      Feb 28, 2012

      Videos of South Central Mountain Bike

      Monarch Crest epic part 2
      18:57 | 16 | Dec 10, 2019
      MINERS CREEK
      8:40 | 136 | Oct 9, 2018
      Mt Elbert
      3:28 | 65 | Jan 29, 2017
      Technical Switchback on Colorado Trail
      0:20 | 99 | Sep 5, 2016

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

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      user #1999837downhill97wishlisttrailReCycle
      Jul 3, 2020 @ 6:33am
      1 hours
      user #1981279timothycazareswishlisttrailMonarch Crest Trail
      Jul 2, 2020 @ 11:37pm
      8 hours
      user #1792105Craig903riddentrailGold Dust
      Jul 2, 2020 @ 8:56pm
      11 hours
      user #1314121wizardgaryriddentrailRainbow
      Jul 2, 2020 @ 2:45pm
      17 hours
      user #868240climbhigh09wishlisttrailGold Dust
      Jul 2, 2020 @ 11:17am
      20 hours

      Recent Comments

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      user #1470434zpowtrailSlip N SlideClockwise is suggested but I thought...
      Jul 1, 2020 @ 9:10pm
      1 days
      user #1186758tmccabe84trailBroken Boyfriend SouthI strongly recommend not riding this trail...
      Jun 29, 2020 @ 6:05pm
      Jun 29, 2020
      user #739831AndrewlryderreportGold DustYikes, there's a clear trail from top to...
      Jun 29, 2020 @ 1:09pm
      Jun 29, 2020
      user #1365147BlitzMTBtrailBrowns CreekBabyheads and loose boulders. Rides like a rodeo.
      Jun 27, 2020 @ 5:55am
      Jun 27, 2020
      user #1344148adampattstrailSpruce Mtn (ol)Not sure why this is labeled as a black - it's...
      Jun 15, 2020 @ 1:07pm
      Jun 15, 2020

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