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Beasway Trail

Intermediate

Trail

2.7 mile 4.4 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 220' 67 m
Descent: -322' -98 m
High: 8,936' 2,724 m
Low: 8,668' 2,642 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 17% (10°)

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Beasway Trail (formerly Salsa Trail) is a new trail that connects to Rumba Trail and eventually leads into Cottonwood.

Salida Mountain Trails Trails

Electric Mountain Bikes Not Allowed

Features -none-

CLOSED December 15th to March 15th.

Description

This trail was originally named Salsa Trail, but in June 2017 it was renamed to Beasway Trail to honor Brett Beasley who passed away in January 2017. Beasley was nearly a 20 year veteran with the USFS and has been instrumental in creating / building new trails in the Salida area (including Salsa Trail).

This trail starts at the top of County Road 175. Look for the large parking area and the Cottonwood Trailhead Kiosk. Park here, or if you rode from town, pick up the trail here.

The Salsa Trail is a new addition to the "Cottonwood Ride" and this is now the official way to ride the Cottonwood Tour. This trail ends at the Rumba Trail (also new in spring 2016). You'll hop onto this trail, and descend as you follow the trail south from the trailhead. The trail is rolling, but you'll mostly be dropping elevation.

At the end of this trail, you'll transition into the Rumba Trail, which then funnels into the Cottonwood Trail, and finally leads into the S Mtn. trail system.

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Sep 6, 2019
Tim McCabe
Trail still in good shape, not effected by the flash flooding earlier in the week.
Jul 6, 2019
Connor Parish
A start on loose, rocky singletrack soon gives way to great views and sweet, sweet downhill flow. Not a bad combo if you ask me! 2.7mi — 0h 25m
Jul 6, 2019
Alyssa Walker
Jun 1, 2019
Charles S
Awesome
Jun 1, 2019
Thomas Pyke
Aug 11, 2018
Tom McKim
May 19, 2018
Greg Lehmann
2.7mi
Nov 25, 2017
Andrew Vega

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Berms and beautiful vistas abound descending the Cottonwood Trail.
Jun 5, 2016 near Salida, CO
Rocks and views along the Beasway segment on Cottonwood
Apr 13, 2018 near Salida, CO
Shredding the down after a long climb
Jun 17, 2018 near Salida, CO
Beasway, Salida, CO.
Oct 21, 2018 near Salida, CO
Great views of the Collegiate Range on offer.
Oct 10, 2014 near Salida, CO
View from the top of Cottonwood Tour.
Oct 4, 2018 near Salida, CO

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