1 miles
Distance
275 ft
Climb
-55 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Spartan West Trail

Spartan West Details

  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #15844 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2018
  • Land Manager
    BLM

Spartan West is a new two-way mountain bike optimized beginner trail in the Methodist Mountain trail system and serves two main purposes:

For those who are riding from town up CR110 towards the trailhead of Little Rainbow, this new trail gets you off the road sooner and provides almost 1.5 miles of peaceful climbing time on singletrack, gaining around 200 vertical feet, away from the washboard and cars on CR110.

And together with the new Spartan East trail and Little Rainbow, it makes for a nice 5.5-mile loop using the 110 TH, in both directions.

This trail has beginner friendly grades and a wider trail bed to aid confidence, but it doesn't mean that we took the mountain out of mountain biking. The uphill direction does have a few spots that might require the use of the granny-gear. And it's a hoot the other way, just make sure to stay in control as you might encounter other users, including runners and hikers, going up.

Spartan West has two distinct zones; the bottom half twists through the piƱons and arroyos, while the upper half rolls along the side slope of a big ridge and offers great views of the Sawatch mountains to the west of Salida.

Spartan West was designed by Salida Mountain Trails, and fine-tuned and built by Tony Boone Trails and Tango Trailworks for SMT.

Access Info

Ride: ride up Country Road 110 into BLM land, turn right onto Spartan West.
Drive: drive up CR110, past the Spartan West trail sign, up the hill, turn left into the Little Rainbow trailhead. Spartan West starts directly across from it.
Parking along CR 110 is discouraged.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Spartan West bike trail
  • Altitude change
    219 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,673 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,677 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,895 ft
  • Grade
    3.039%
  • Grade max
    -11.799%
  • Grade min
    20.704%
  • Distance climb
    4,331 ft
  • Distance down
    1,448 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,363 ft
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on Aug 26, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.5 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
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  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
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  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
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  • 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
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
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      Spartan West Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 10 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 38 rides
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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag spacemanDan (Oct 2, 2018 at 19:05)
       This trail is such an easy climb and the decsent is a blast and full of flow
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