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100 mi 160 km of trail 2 Recommended Routes

Easy Trails 0 Trails Intermediate Trails 9 Trails Hard Trails 2 Trails

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Recommended Routes in Sangre de Cristo Wilderness - 3

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Favorite Rainbow Trail on a fall evening.
Difficult

Rainbow Trail #1336: Hayden Creek to Methodist Mountain

31.8 mi 51.2 km 6,636' Up 2022.69 m Up 5,729' Down 1746.34 m Down

Salida, CO
Favorite The Rainbow Trail isn't short on views...
Intermediate

Bear Creek - Rainbow - Columbine loop

8.8 mi 14.2 km 1,347' Up 410.53 m Up 1,325' Down 403.97 m Down

Salida, CO
Favorite Rainbow Trail on a fall evening.
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

Trails in Sangre de Cristo Wilderness - 9

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1.5 mi 2.5 km #1Gutz
Difficult
Salida, CO
Difficult
Salida, CO
15.5 mi 24.9 km #2Rainbow Trail #1336: Bear Creek to Mears Junction (Methodist M…
Intermediate/Difficult
Salida, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Salida, CO
5.9 mi 9.5 km #3Bear Creek Road (CR101/CR49)
Difficult
Salida, CO
Difficult
Salida, CO
16.3 mi 26.3 km #4Rainbow Trail #1336: Hayden Creek to Bear Creek
Difficult
Salida, CO
Difficult
Salida, CO
2.3 mi 3.8 km #5Columbine
Intermediate
Salida, CO
Intermediate
Salida, CO
21.9 mi 35.2 km #6Rainbow Trail #1336: Alvarado to Lake Creek
Intermediate
Westcliffe, CO
Intermediate
Westcliffe, CO
18.4 mi 29.7 km #7Rainbow Trail #1336: Grape Creek to Alvarado
Intermediate
Westcliffe, CO
Intermediate
Westcliffe, CO
2.9 mi 4.6 km #8Sand Gulch USFS 124
Intermediate/Difficult
Salida, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Salida, CO
14.9 mi 24.0 km #9Rainbow Trail #1336: Lake Creek to Hayden Creek
Intermediate
Crestone, CO
Intermediate
Crestone, CO

Photos of Sangre de Cristo Wilderness - 11

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Rainbow Trail on a fall evening.
Oct 23, 2016 near Salida, CO
Awesome turns through a snowy patch of the Rainbow Trail.
Dec 22, 2015 near Salida, CO
The Rainbow Trail isn't short on views...
Dec 22, 2015 near Salida, CO
Rainbow Trail near Columbine Trail
Sep 7, 2016 near Salida, CO
Narrow Rainbow trail just before Sandy Wash
Jul 1, 2018 near Salida, CO
Miles of this on Rainbow Trail
Aug 31, 2014 near Salida, CO
Descending Sand Gulch
Jun 5, 2018 near Salida, CO
Ascending the upper portion of the Rainbow Trail
Jun 5, 2018 near Salida, CO
Andy Knouse rolling the flat section after the short steep section near the end.  Photo Credit: Le Grand Adventure Tours.
Jul 4, 2017 near Salida, CO
Salida in the distance.  Big elevation changes!
Aug 31, 2014 near Salida, CO
The view west to Mount Ouray and Sheep Mountain
Aug 31, 2014 near Salida, CO