Sol Train West (and East) was built to be a flow-style trail, mountain bike optimized for maximum playfulness and fun, with lots of twists, turns, jumps, and berms. It has the feel of a long, linear pump track. Approximately a mile in length, and with slightly larger jumps than Sol Train East
and a bit more pedally in places, it has a fairly consistent 5% average downhill grade and begins at the top of the Sun Up
trail (and end of Gutz
While built for downhill fun, please remember it's bi-directional so be on the lookout and be courteous if you encounter any uphill users. Sol Train West drops you down to Little Rainbow
, a few hundred yards East of CR 108.
Also try Sol Train East
, which starts in the same spot at the top of Sun Up
This trail is rated blue/black because of the features built into the trail, but the largest feature (a step-down jump) is optional.
The Sol Train trails were designed and built by Singletrack Trails Inc., for Salida Mountain Trails.