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Backbone

Intermediate
 3.7 (14)

A fun rolling traverse of the S Mountain Trails.


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Map Key

1.7

Miles

2.8

KM

Singletrack

7,533' 2,296 m

High

7,414' 2,260 m

Low

224' 68 m

Up

276' 84 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Leslie Kehmeier with improvements by Marcel S

Trail Ratings

  3.7 from 14 votes

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  3.7 from 14 votes
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#859

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#8,994

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Photos

Evening ride in Salida.
Jul 20, 2016 near Salida, CO
Salida Mountain Magic
Jan 2, 2016 near Salida, CO
Mid winter ride on Backbone trail, S mountain, Salida.
Feb 3, 2016 near Salida, CO
Long runs of contouring singletrack.  Backbone.
Mar 31, 2014 near Salida, CO
Start of the Backbone Trail.
Mar 23, 2016 near Salida, CO

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May 7, 2021
Ethan Northey
1.5mi
May 1, 2021
Crystal McDonald
Nov 9, 2020
Jack Leon
Oct 4, 2020
Sue U.
Sep 6, 2019
Tim McCabe
Trail still in ok shape, but some shorter sections are washed out by the flash flooding earlier in the week.
Jul 14, 2019
Tony Eret
Jun 2, 2019
Matt Castelli
Fun
Apr 9, 2019
Byron P
1.7mi