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  4.3 from 3 votes
greenBlue  Easy/Intermediate from 3 votes
Rank: #6 in the Arkansas Hills Trail System area
#213 in CO, #2,302 Overall
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Dec 22 Yellow - Snowy Icy Muddy - winter conditio...
Trail in the area near Salida,
“A fun rolling traverse of the S Mountain Trails.”
Leslie Kehmeier on Mar 30, 2014
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1.72.8 milesKilometers 224’68 m Ascent 7,533’2,296 m High 6% Avg Grade (3°)
Singletrack Type -276’-84 m Descent 7,414’2,260 m Low 17% Max Grade (10°)
Backbone is the heart of the S Mountain Trails, traversing southeast from the road all the way to Cottonwood trail. The trail runs across dry hillsides and through pockets of dense pine, descending in and out of the Sand Dunes drainage.
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PHOTOS of Backbone
  4.0 from 2 votes
Salida Mountain Magic (Salida, CO)
  4.0 from 1 vote
Mid winter ride on Backbone trail, S mountain, Salida. (Salida, CO)
  3.3 from 3 votes
Long runs of contouring singletrack. Backbone. (Salida, CO)