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Sand Dunes

Difficult

Trail

1.5 mile 2.5 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1' 0 m
Descent: -722' -220 m
High: 7,826' 2,385 m
Low: 7,104' 2,165 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)

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Map Key

Technical up top and sandy down below; Sand Dunes is a full tour of the Arkansas Hills.

Leslie Kehmeier

Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown

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Description

Sand Dunes starts high up on Rd 173 and begins with a challenging descent. It's not quite as difficult as Uncle Natzy but still includes a few moves with serious consequences.

The trail then transitions to following the drainage, sometimes riding directly in it. Below Backbone the route is pretty sandy interrupted by some quick moves over rock climbs.

The end of Sand Dunes rolls out to intersect with Frontside.

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Jul 14, 2019
Tony Eret
Jul 7, 2019
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Jun 2, 2019
Thomas Pyke
Jun 1, 2019
Thomas Pyke
Aug 5, 2018
Brandon Vicenti
May 13, 2018
Andrew Hollenbeck
Nov 23, 2017
Andrew Vega
Aug 16, 2017
Tim Allen

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 14 votes

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  4.4 from 14 votes
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Trail Rankings

#250

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#1,732

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Photos

Lil Rattler makes an easy and fun connection between Frontside and Backbone trails.
May 19, 2015 near Salida, CO
Evening ride in Salida.
Jul 20, 2016 near Salida, CO
Descending the upper part of Sand Dunes
Mar 31, 2019 near Salida, CO
Lower section of the Hooligan trail
Jun 5, 2018 near Salida, CO
Mid winter ride on Backbone trail, S mountain, Salida.
Feb 3, 2016 near Salida, CO
On Tenderfoot.
Jul 21, 2016 near Salida, CO

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