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Chicken Dinner Trail

 28 votes

Length

2.0 Miles 3.2 Kilometers


Singletrack

Elevation

1' 0 m

Ascent

-368' -112 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

7,396' 2,254 m

High

7,029' 2,142 m

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A fun, spicy XC extension off Sweet Dreams.

Marcel Slootheer

Overview

Open to hikers, runners and mountain bikers.
Dogs: Off-leash

Description

The newest addition to the Arkansas Hills Trail System, the Chicken Dinner Trail, was completed in December of 2016.

The non-motorized, multi-use trail is a southern extension off Sweet Dreams trail. It begins on BLM land and continues east and south, finishing on CR177. The endpoint is on county land, near the Rocky Mtn Livestock sale barn and the Water Treatment Plant.

The trail is bi-directional with an elevation change of almost 400ft and features climbing turns, rollers, berms, and rock gardens. Although the elevation profile shows an almost constant downhill grade (from Sweet Dreams), there are actually several sections that are uphill and require quite a bit of pedaling to keep the momentum going.

This trail is not considered a downhill flow trail; it's a spicy XC trail that rides well in both directions. Although heading uphill from CR177 is a two-mile climb, there are a number of ups and downs and breaks on the way toward Sweet Dreams, and this is a better uphill option compared to starting at the bottom of Sweet Dreams (which is very steep and rocky in places).

The new Chicken Dinner Trail offers users an extended outing on the Arkansas Hills (S-Mountain) trail system, and it can be used as a connector trail to the east side of Salida and the Methodist trail system that starts at the Burmac trailhead just off Hwy 50 on the south side of town.

This trail was built by Tony Boone Trails LLC, for Salida Mountain Trails.

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Apr 14, 2018
reuben Bel
Nov 25, 2017
Andrew Vega
Oct 7, 2017
Craig Champlin
Just as much fun going up as down. Lots of rolling gully drops. Loved it! 2mi
Jul 30, 2017
Steve Leath
Jul 19, 2017
Markk Knowles
Awesome work y'all!!
May 28, 2017
Raúl Gross
May 21, 2017
Maja Mściwujewska
2mi
May 13, 2017
Don Leinweber
Winner, winner!

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  4.5 from 28 votes

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  4.5 from 28 votes
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