The bike-legal portion of the Salt Creek Trail runs for about 13 miles one-way along the boundary of the Buffalo Peaks Wilderness. This remote singletrack dips into the wilderness on its western end, so stay alert and be prepared to turn around!
Review: I caught this the day after a night of heavy rain.. The vegetation along the trail was very wet soaking my shoes and socks almost immediately. The roots and rocks were very slimy making the descents hairy and climbs tough. On a dry day I may have given it a better review. I rode about 7 miles starting at the Salt Creek TH heading north. The trail has a wild feel to it. North of the Buffalo Peaks TH the singletrack was a little less crude. It's not a hard trail but the traveling is slow going at times.
Similar Trail: Colorado Trail between Salida and BV
Review: The Salt Creek trail offers a true wilderness experience, being so far removed from the nearest paved road and located right on the Buffalo Peaks Wilderness Boundary. Add in the fact that no one seems to use this trail (much of the trail is covered in a deep bed of pine needles), and it feels like you're discovering this area for the first time!