2 miles
Distance
292 ft
Climb
-330 ft
Descent
00:12:47
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Spartan East Trail
  • Arrowhead Trails Inc.
    Builder
  • BLM
    BLM
    Land Manager

Spartan East Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #24320 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 95 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2018
  • Land Manager
    BLM

Spartan East is a new two-way mountain bike optimized beginner trail in the Methodist Mountain trail system. For those who are riding from town up CR110 towards the trailhead of Little Rainbow, this new trail is one way to get off the road sooner, and ties into the Little Rainbow trail, about 2.5 miles east of the 110TH.

Together with the new Spartan West trail and Little Rainbow, it makes for a nice 5.5-mile loop using the 110 TH, in both directions. Or ride it as part of a longer ride from or to Race Track via Little Rainbow. Or do whatever you want :-)

Most of this trail rolls and turns through the piƱons and arroyos, while there is also a large 'bowl' section that features some of the biggest trees in the Methodist Mountain trail system. This shady section is literally the coolest spot along the trail.

Spartan East crosses one big, and several smaller, dry washes. They are very soft and can bog you down, although they should pack down over time. In general, this trail has friendly averages grades, but there are a few short sections (at the east end) that will require the use of the granny gear.

Spartan East was designed by Salida Mountain Trails and fine-tuned and built by Arrowhead Trails Inc. for SMT.

Access Info

Ride: ride up Country Road 110 into BLM land, turn left onto Spartan West.
Drive: drive up CR110, past the Spartan West trail sign, up the hill, turn left into the Little Rainbow trailhead. Spartan East can be accessed via either Spartan West or Little Rainbow.
Parking along CR 110 is discouraged.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Spartan East mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -38 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,615 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,706 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,671 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,633 ft
  • Grade
    -0.447%
  • Grade max
    -52.446%
  • Grade min
    34.351%
  • Distance climb
    3,509 ft
  • Distance down
    3,892 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,072 ft
  • Avg time
    00:12:47
  • Avg reverse time
    00:14:53
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Status:
on Jul 26, 2020
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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • 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
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      Spartan East Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 8 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 155 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 39 rides
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      Jul 8, 2018 @ 7:34pm
      Jul 8, 2018

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Roseytracks (Jun 21, 2019 at 14:35)
       A beautiful, fun trail with lots of spirited curves.
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