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Level: Intermediate
Length: 1 mi (1.6 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: -
Total: 22 riders

Mountain Biking Lil Rattler

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#421 of 1,353 mountain bike trails in Colorado
#4,124 in the world

This is a pretty easy climb that continues ascending from the central parking lot, accessing a number of other trails. It isn't very tough, but it's a fun climb!

First added by Greg Heil on Jun 18, 2012. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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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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Dry (on Mar 26, 2016)
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Mountain Bike Trails Near Salida, Colorado

Easiest | 3 mi
Beginner | 2 mi
Intermediate | 18 mi
Advanced | 9 mi

Rider questions

Q: I am looking to do a mountain bike race here June 15 and was hoping to get maps of the course before the rave. how would I go about that on this site. I need maps to spiral drive, Lil rattler, Lil rattler extension, backbone,& tenderfoot

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  • triton189

    Flowy and fast, nice ride combined with backbone.

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  • Richard Hespen

    This is a connector trail in the Arkansas Hills trail system.

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  • John Fisch

    This is a great way to make the climb from the water tower parking lot to the rest of the trail system. This trail also makes a good return leg.

    * Review edited 10/9/2012

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