4.0 miles
Distance
796 ft
Climb
-25 ft
Descent
00:54:45
Avg time
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Rainbow Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Silverton
    , Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #22668 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 50 in Hiking

This is a mixed singletrack and doubletrack (mostly singletrack) trail that runs from Silverton to the bottom of Ophir Pass Road. This trail is great as an out-and-back, with a fun descent back into Silverton or as a link to Ophir Pass.

Varied conditions exist here quite often as there are a few scree fields to navigate, early spring run off can create creek crossings, and snow patches exist until late spring. Trail conditions have been improving in recent years due to local trail work days. The descent from Ophir Pass is mostly downhill.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Rainbow Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    771 ft
  • Altitude min
    9,312 ft
  • Altitude max
    10,092 ft
  • Altitude start
    9,312 ft
  • Altitude end
    10,082 ft
  • Grade
    3.6%
  • Grade max
    -10.5%
  • Grade min
    15%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    2,021 ft
  • Distance flat
    469 ft
  • Avg time
    00:54:45
  • Avg reverse time
    00:55:24
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on Dec 2, 2019
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Rainbow Trail Trail Reports

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      Dec 2, 2019 @ 12:13pm
      Dec 2, 2019
      Snow Covered
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 6 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      All
      • 34 rides
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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      Audrey21 (Nov 7, 2019 at 13:34)
       Wouldn’t suggest this trail to someone with a fear of heights. Really rocky so definitely bring a spare tube and pump.
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      • + 0
      thegeologist (Sep 8, 2020 at 19:46)
       If you have two vehicles this is a fun little shuttle trail. There are some exposed sections but nothing too bad, I really enjoyed this decent into town!
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      Monarch Crest
      3:06 | 297 | Oct 8, 2013 , Silverton
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