Rainbow Trail

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↑ 8,200 ft
↓ 8,000 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
The Rainbow Trail is a long distance trail of at least 100 miles in length. The northern terminus is at the Silver Creek trail outside of Salida, Colorado, with the southern terminus near Westcliffe, Colorado.
The entirety of the rainbow trail is opened to motorized ORV traffic, with many sections of the trail open to both motorcycles and ATVs. However, there are quite a few sections that aren't open to ATVs.
Mountain biking and hiking are allowed along the entire length of the trail, but due to the motorized traffic, some sections of the trail are more desirable than others. In general, the sections that are closed to ATVs tend to be quality singletrack that are awesome for mountain biking! However, the sections that are open to ATVs can be wide, doubletrack, and very rocky and washed out.
For information on individual sections of the trail, click on the individual segments listed below.
added by Greg HeilWorld Champ
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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System Trails (5)
System Trails (5)
Rainbow Trail: Westcliffe
Rainbow Trail: Silver Creek to Hwy 285
Rainbow Trail: Methodist Mountain Thd to Bear Creek Thd
Rainbow Trail: Bear Creek Thd to Kerr Gulch Thd
Rainbow Trail: Hwy 285 to Methodist Mountain Thd
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  Typoerror   on Jul 27, 2016
  Leslie A. Smith   on Mar 26, 2016
  Greg Heil   on Sep 3, 2015
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Reviews (2)


March 22, 2014
uber_franz Trailblazer  
Review: Rode the north portion of the trail a few years ago with the wife. Fun rolling singletrack.

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September 13, 2013
Greg Heil World Champ  
Review: Some sections of this trail are fantastic singletrack, but other sections are just doubletrack. But if you choose the right segment to ride, you're going to have a fantastic time!

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Rainbow Trail MTB Trail 3.54 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 2 user reviews.
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