22.2 miles
Distance
2,663 ft
Climb
-2,663 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

This route connects some of the best trails around Salida in the S mountain area. Some connectors are not listed, after I do this route I will update with better connectors.

There is a 4 mile section on this route that is on what looks like a well maintained dirt road.

Detailed Description
Cottonwood Tour is a 22 mile popular expert route located near Salida Colorado. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 14 trails. This route climbs 2,663 ft with a max elevation of 8,936 ft then descends -2,663 ft.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    34
More Stats for Cottonwood Tour mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    2 hr 40 min
  • Altitude min
    7,017 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,042 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,041 ft
  • Grade max
    -40.6%
  • Grade min
    24.3%
  • Distance climb
    10 miles
  • Distance down
    10 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
Avg: 5 (2 votes)
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