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S-Mtn Short Tour

Intermediate
 4.0 (1) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

The closest and easiest singletrack route to get a feel of S-Mtn without the exposure of Frontside.


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3.5

Miles

5.6

KM

40%

Singletrack

7,343' 2,238 m

High

7,040' 2,146 m

Low

308' 94 m

Up

308' 94 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

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Overview

This introduction ride to S-Mtn incorporates some singletrack to give you a taste of what's further up the hill. It avoids the Frontside trail, which is the quickest way up S-Mtn, but for some riders might have too much exposure (steep side slope in rocky terrain). Instead, it includes easier singletrack trail, still a good mix of a steady climb and a fun downhill.

Description

From the F Street parking lot, this ride starts with a gravel road, then goes up the relatively mellow Sgt Pepper trail, before climbing further up on the lower portion of Rusty Lung. Turn right onto Spiral Road to the upper trailhead/parking lot.

Continue on Spiral Drive, until Burn Pile crosses the gravel road. Enjoy the view of the town, then turn right onto Burn Pile trail, down the hill. Cross Frontside and continue further down Burn Pile, until it meets Sgt Pepper at the bottom. Turn left onto the trail you went up previously, back onto the gravel road, back to the F Street parking lot.

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Photos

The new and improved Burnpile offers fantastic features built to get you airborne!
Jan 30, 2017 near Salida, CO
Riders on the new lower extension of Rusty Lung.
Nov 12, 2018 near Salida, CO
The sun sets on the new and improved Burnpile Trail.
Jan 30, 2017 near Salida, CO
A young shredder rips down Burn Pile Trail!
Oct 22, 2017 near Salida, CO
Views along the new lower extension of Rusty Lung.
Nov 12, 2018 near Salida, CO
From Burnpile to Poblano and Hatch
Mar 31, 2014 near Salida, CO

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