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Level: Intermediate
Length: 1 mi (1.6 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: -
Total: 30 riders

Mountain Biking Frontside

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#286 of 1,374 mountain bike trails in Colorado
#2,661 in the world

The Frontside Trail is one of the first sections of singletrack that you will come to when riding to Arkansas Hills from the town of Salida. This is a relatively non-technical climb up the frontside of the hills just outside of town. This is a great way to climb up and access the rest of the trail system! Just be aware that there are a couple of serious switchbacks and some serious exposure... but some amazing views of the town and the mountains in the background to go along with it!

First added by Greg Heil on Jun 18, 2012. Last updated Apr 9, 2021. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: no
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: no
  • Restrooms: no
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: no
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Getting there
there are three ways to get in to the town of Salida, from Colroado 291 from Buena vista. hwy 50 from Poncha Springs and hwy 50 from canyon city. from Salida look for F street and go over the F street Bridge. the road ends and leads you in to a parking area. From there you must bike over railroad tracks. You can take the Front Side Trail or Bike up to CR 177.

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Open (on Jun 18, 2012)
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