Day 14 - Salida - Lower Rainbow trail
 
 
 
 
 


 
 

Lower Rainbow Mountain bike trail - Salida

We got up early and headed over to High Valley Shuttle at Poncha Springs, but the operator said that it wouldn't be a good idea to do the Monarch Crest Trail as the weather forecast was bad due to cold and snow.

So we decided to go and ride the lower part of the Rainbow Trail, we rode 16 miles in total. The ride was very cold at the start, and stayed cold throughout the ride due to an icy wind.

Lower Rainbow Mountain bike trail - Salida
Lower Rainbow Mountain bike trail - Salida Lower Rainbow Mountain bike trail - Salida Lower Rainbow Mountain bike trail - Salida
Lower Rainbow Mountain bike trail - Salida We parked by the river off hw 50, and then rode up cr 101, until we turned off on a dirt road and headed up to the Lower Rainbow trail, the trail was good with excellent singletrack. But all too soon the trail ended and we had to head down a rocky jeep trail , which eventually ended back on hw50, which we then rode back along to get back to the SUV. Lower Rainbow Mountain bike trail - Salida
Lower Rainbow Mountain bike trail - Salida We went swimming at the Hot Springs pool again, and then as the we had enjoyed it so much the last time we went back to Fiesta Mexicans, this time we had to wait for a table as even though the restaurant had 96 seats they were full - as it was so popular.

DAY 15