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Dead Bird

Intermediate
 3.4 (8)

Another option for getting down from Little Rainbow.


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Map Key

1.4

Miles

2.3

KM

Singletrack

7,557' 2,303 m

High

7,061' 2,152 m

Low

496' 151 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Description

Salida Mountain Trails (SMT) made major improvements to Dead Bird and Lost in late 2021 to create a better up/down loop while retaining the old-school character of both trails. Minor reroutes to Dead Bird nixed a few flow-killing cruxes, making for a more comfortable climb.

Reroutes to Lost dramatically improved sustainability (much of the trail was fall line, and prone to washouts) while adding fun features and berms.

Contacts

Shared By:

Josh Jones with improvements by Marcel S and 1 other

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  3.4 from 8 votes

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#1,779

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Intersection of Little Rainbow, Dead Bird, and Race Track
Aug 17, 2014 near Salida, CO

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Jul 13, 2022
Aaron Hinze
Very doable ride uphill 1.5mi
Apr 14, 2019
jahoffman00 Hoffman
Oct 7, 2018
Ron Mccarty
0.9mi
Jul 9, 2017
J F
super fun way to end little rainbow. 1mi
Sep 2, 2016
Steven Mattics