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Kristi Mountain Sports is the San Luis Valley's premier location for all outdoor gear needs. It is a classic "Mom and Pop" outdoor shop with a service center and rental equipment.

Recommended Routes in San Luis Valley - 13

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Favorite Rock and roll.
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Sunshine Kitty - Rock Drops Loop

8.1 mi 13.0 km 860' Up 262.1 m Up 865' Down 263.54 m Down

Del Norte, CO
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Favorite Winding down through the Monster Slayer's big boulders.
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Stone Quarry Tour

10.2 mi 16.3 km 865' Up 263.56 m Up 866' Down 263.97 m Down

Del Norte, CO
Explore in 3D
Favorite The start of a heat!
Intermediate Intermediate

Kristi Mountain Sports Fat Bike Race

1.6 mi 2.6 km 11' Up 3.22 m Up 10' Down 3.14 m Down

Alamosa, CO
Explore in 3D
Favorite Rock and roll.
Difficult Difficult

12 Hours of Penitence

17.0 mi 27.3 km 1,670' Up 509.07 m Up 1,673' Down 510 m Down

Del Norte, CO
Explore in 3D
Favorite Looking down the valley
Intermediate Intermediate

Limekiln Tour

6.7 mi 10.8 km 520' Up 158.35 m Up 521' Down 158.66 m Down

Del Norte, CO
Explore in 3D
Favorite The Rainbow Trail isn't short on views...
Intermediate Intermediate

Bear Creek - Rainbow - Columbine Loop

8.8 mi 14.2 km 1,346' Up 410.18 m Up 1,345' Down 409.98 m Down

Salida, CO
Explore in 3D
Favorite Dropping down a steep rock face... so many lines to try out!
Difficult Difficult

Bishop Rock Loop

1.6 mi 2.6 km 278' Up 84.75 m Up 272' Down 82.78 m Down

Monte V…, CO
Explore in 3D
Favorite The view from the Lobato Bridge.
Intermediate Intermediate

Lobatos Bridge to John Dunn Bridge

48.1 mi 77.5 km 715' Up 218 m Up 1,683' Down 512.91 m Down

Conejos, CO
Explore in 3D
Favorite Rainbow Trail on a fall evening.
Difficult Difficult

Rainbow Trail #1336: Hayden Creek to Methodist Mountain

31.2 mi 50.2 km 6,214' Up 1893.93 m Up 5,349' Down 1630.48 m Down

Salida, CO
Explore in 3D
Favorite Cribbing on the Rainbow Trail
Difficult Difficult

Silver Creek - Rainbow Trail Loop

19.7 mi 31.6 km 1,417' Up 432.05 m Up 1,397' Down 425.74 m Down

Salida, CO
Explore in 3D
Favorite Rainbow Trail on a fall evening.
Difficult Difficult

Rainbow Trail #1336

98.1 mi 157.8 km 14,891' Up 4538.67 m Up 14,697' Down 4479.55 m Down

Westcliffe, CO
Explore in 3D
Favorite Gold of fall
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Rito Seco Big Loop

13.5 mi 21.7 km 2,128' Up 648.71 m Up 2,130' Down 649.21 m Down

San Luis, CO
Explore in 3D
Favorite Descending La Garita Creek Trail.
Difficult Difficult

Penitente Canyon Trails - Boot Mountain Loop

45.6 mi 73.4 km 5,212' Up 1588.5 m Up 5,219' Down 1590.89 m Down

Center, CO
Explore in 3D

San Luis Valley Biking

  • 212 Miles 341 Kilometers of Trail
  • 13 Recommended Routes
  • 28 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 56 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 16 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in San Luis Valley - 87

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7.8 mi 12.6 km #1Pronghorn Loop
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Del Norte, CO
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Del Norte, CO 43 
1.5 mi 2.5 km #2Gutz
Difficult Difficult
Salida, CO
Difficult Difficult
Salida, CO 21 
2.8 mi 4.6 km #3Blue Sky Loop
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Del Norte, CO
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Del Norte, CO 19 
5.1 mi 8.1 km #4Nicomodes Gulch
Intermediate Intermediate
Monte Vista, CO
Intermediate Intermediate
Monte Vista, CO
1.0 mi 1.6 km #5Rock Drops
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Del Norte, CO
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Del Norte, CO 14 
2.4 mi 3.8 km #6Sunshine Kitty
Difficult Difficult
Del Norte, CO
Difficult Difficult
Del Norte, CO 11 
15.5 mi 24.9 km #7Rainbow Trail #1336: Bear Creek to Mears Junction
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Salida, CO
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Salida, CO
1.2 mi 1.9 km #8Rio Inspire Trail
Easy Easy
Alamosa, CO
Easy Easy
Alamosa, CO
0.7 mi 1.0 km #9Window
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Del Norte, CO
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Del Norte, CO
1.6 mi 2.6 km #10Monster Slayer
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Del Norte, CO
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Del Norte, CO

Photos of San Luis Valley - 106

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Awesome turns through a snowy patch of the Rainbow Trail.
Dec 22, 2015 near Salida, CO
When you find opportunities to get airborne and sideways on a CLIMB, you're on a good trail and killing it.
May 25, 2016 near Del Norte, CO
Rainbow Trail on a fall evening.
Oct 23, 2016 near Salida, CO
Soak up the good views on Double Rainbow.
Apr 2, 2017 near Salida, CO
Blue Sky Loop Trail at Penitente Canyon
Aug 18, 2017 near Del Norte, CO
Rocks, lots of rocks!
Feb 4, 2018 near Del Norte, CO
Rock and roll.
Nov 9, 2018 near Del Norte, CO
Rock Drops trail...just one of many optional lines you can find here.  Love this trail.
Oct 4, 2021 near Del Norte, CO
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