ElevationAscent: 362' 110 m
Descent: -297' -91 m
High: 7,714' 2,351 m
Low: 7,560' 2,304 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 15% (8°)
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“Not-to-be-missed Salida singletrack that's fun, challenging and has amazing views of multiple 14ers.”— Leslie Kehmeier
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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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed