22 miles
Distance
3,424 ft
Climb
-3,424 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.

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Details

  • Featured
  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Cottonwood Tour mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    7,008 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,043 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,043 ft
  • Grade max
    -41.019%
  • Grade min
    29.708%
  • Distance climb
    11 miles
  • Distance down
    10 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Trail transparency
      204 | 2 comments
      Cottonwood sections
      Cottonwood sections
      trail: Cottonwood
      0:18 | 218 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Jul 29, 2016
      Sessioning some of my favorite cottonwood sections.

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