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North Backbone

 4.4 (19)

3.1 Miles 5.0 Kilometers


Singletrack

362' 110 m

Ascent

-297' -91 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

15%

Max Grade (8°)

7,714' 2,351 m

High

7,560' 2,304 m

Low

Shared By Leslie Kehmeier

Conditions


All Clear 85 days ago
Mostly Dry History

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Not-to-be-missed Salida singletrack that's fun, challenging and has amazing views of multiple 14ers.

Leslie Kehmeier

Dogs Unknown

Features -none-

Description

Many people ride North Backbone as an out and back from south to north and back. The first third of the trail is rolling contour across dry, open rocky hillsides with a few pockets of pinion and pine.

From there the trail descends towards a drainage and transitions from hard packed trail to firm sand and then pink granite boulders and slabs. Through this middle section of the route expect to be challenged. To add to the fun, the trail has some quick and steep transitions. It's all rideable but not necessarily all at once.

The last part of North Backbone mellows back out to contouring singletrack that twists and turns to Ute Trail (Road 175).

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Apr 15, 2018
reuben Bel
Jul 27, 2017
T A
Jul 23, 2017
Chris Freet
May 28, 2017
Raúl Gross
Apr 2, 2017
Tim S
Oct 28, 2016
Connor Schmitt
3.1mi
Jul 6, 2016
Lenny D
Mar 19, 2016
Ian Wilson
Great trail. Technical and challenging. Dirt is prime and not too dry. Great time 5mi

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  4.4 from 19 votes

#277

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  4.4 from 19 votes
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#87

in Colorado

#277

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