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Rank: #4 in the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area area
#315 in CO, #3,054 Overall
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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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