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Rainbow Trail

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Rank: #6 in Salida
#74 in Colorado
#799 Overall
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“Smooth-ish w/steep, but short climbs out of gulches followed by a ripping, rocky & loose descent.”
Jason Lampe on Aug 2, 2013
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10.2 Miles Singletrack Type 501’ Ascent -1,469’ Descent 8,505’ Low 9,506’ High
Description
This trail is commonly ridden as an extension to the Monarch Crest Trail. Look for the Rainbow Trail signs off to the right to locate the trailhead.

The trail begins with a few bits of technical terrain, which quickly smooth out to mostly mellow singletrack. It's moderately difficult, save for more than a handful of dips into gulches with very steep, but short climbs back out requiring good bursts of energy to clean.

After about 6.5 miles, you come to a dirt road, which you'll cross to stay on the Rainbow Trail.

Rainbow Trail's final 3 miles are more technical than the first. You begin this section with a short rock and root garden climb. The trail remains relatively technical singletrack for another rolling 2 miles and ends with a ripping, rocky, narrow and fun final 1/2 mile descent to the road.

You drop quickly onto the paved Highway 285, which you'll follow in the downhill direction for about 5 miles back to Poncha Springs.
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