Length: 3 mi (4.8 km)
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +1,064/1 ft
Total: 35 riders
Mountain Biking North Backbone
#64 of 1,345 mountain bike trails in Colorado
#591 in the world
This trail is 3.2 miles in one direction. You can either ride up to it via the singletrack and or you can access it by riding up CR 175 (Ute Trail). Both ends of this trail are at roughly the same elevation, so there are no serious climbs or descents along it. Still, the trail is rolling, so be prepared to do some pedaling!
North Backbone is very narrow and pretty technical in spots. There's exposure, tough turns, great views, rock gardens, tough climbs, sand, cliff overhangs, and more... enjoy!
First added by Greg Heil on Apr 28, 2020. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
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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.