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Level: Advanced
Length: 9 mi (14.5 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Other
Elevation: +517/ -570 ft
Total: 45 riders
 

Mountain Biking Rainbow Trail: Silver Creek to Hwy 285

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#68 of 1,377 mountain bike trails in Colorado
#478 in the world

The Rainbow Trail starts at the bottom of the Silver Creek trail and runs for 9 miles one-way to Highway 285. The trail climbs and descends along the way, with some short, steep climbs that might require you to hike.

Portions of the trail are smooth and flowy, and others are rocky and gnarly! There are several great views of the nearby mountains; be sure to bring a camera!

Loop Description:
This is a fun fast ride. Some of the nicest flowing singletrack I have ridden! Only a couple technical sections and one good climb.... Ride back down to Marshall Pass Road (CR200). Ride about 3 miles to FS 201 continue up the valley following FS 201 to the Silver Creek Trailhead. Marshall Pass Road is a mellow ride up an old RR grade. FS 201 is more easy climbing along beautiful Silver Creek.

First added by lostcause on Mar 31, 2009. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: yes
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From Poncha Springs take Hwy 285 south 5 miles and park where the Rainbow Trail crosses Hwy 285 just past the Marshall Pass Road.
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