North Backbone

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3.1 Miles 5.0 Kilometers


Singletrack

362' 110 m

Ascent

-297' -91 m

Descent

7,714' 2,351 m

High

7,560' 2,304 m

Low

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

15%

Max Grade (8°)

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

Leslie Kehmeier

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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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Oct 28, 2016
Connor Schmitt
3.1mi
Mar 19, 2016
Ian Wilson
Great trail. Technical and challenging. Dirt is prime and not too dry. Great time 5mi
Aug 28, 2015
Ryan Suess
Jun 29, 2015
Andy Sagen
3.1mi
May 18, 2015
Josh Jones
Jul 26, 2014
Kris Kilton
Mar 29, 2014
Jeff Wolfe
Jul 22, 2012
Andy Sagen
3.1mi

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  4.7 from 11 votes

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