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blues bob 04-07-2014 09:06 AM

Rainbow Trail--Salida
 
Visiting Salida with my WR250R and was curious about the famous single track, RT. Drove up in the 4wheel and got stuck 40 yards short of the first signboard up 108. Walked up in 1-2 feet of snow to this sign. "Spring has sprung" is still just a positive thought here.:wink:http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/v...pscf348830.jpg
Oh, that's my great wife Scarlett, My Super Tenere partner
bob

Sawatch 04-07-2014 11:44 AM

Found this:
http://www.gorp.com/parks-guide/trav...ev_066062.html

Motor use is limited to the Wet Mountain area from what it says.

Map:http://staythetrail.org/maps/photoma...ail_id=47&sv=1

ramz 04-07-2014 01:00 PM

Better read ALL the info:
http://staythetrail.org/maps/viewtra...ail_id=47&sv=1


Also:

http://rickramsey.net/RB1.htm

There is a short section of the RBT (about 5 miles) at the west end that is closed to motorized (at the Kismuth Mine); otherwise the remaining 100 miles is open to motorized.

:ricky

blues bob 04-07-2014 01:21 PM

ride reports
 
there are a couple excellent RR's out there. Takes 2 days with a campout half-way. 100 miles of single track, some knarly stuff. Not for the beginner. Me, I think I'd take five miles and feel good "I did 5% of the RBT, hur-rah!"

Raul Duke 04-07-2014 06:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by blues bob (Post 23878952)
Takes 2 days with a campout half-way. 100 miles of single track, some knarly stuff.

According to my tracks, 112 miles end to end, add 16 if you ride back and forth to Westcliffe for gas.

We are planning to do this in one day this year if you would like to join us.
Yep - we are a bunch of masochistic idiots who like to do stupid things.:lol3

Sawatch 04-07-2014 07:18 PM

Great info. Always wondered about the trail SW of Salida.

MountainsandRivers 04-07-2014 07:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Raul Duke (Post 23881158)
According to my tracks, 112 miles end to end, add 16 if you ride back and forth to Westcliffe for gas.

We are planning to do this in one day this year if you would like to join us.
Yep - we are a bunch of masochistic idiots who like to do stupid things.:lol3

:ear
A back and forth Rainbow Trail ride? That sounds like fun, in a sick and twisted way!

rinoman 04-08-2014 04:41 AM

Got any baby heads?:1drink

Rodzilla 04-08-2014 09:37 AM

If anyone finds the PCL's from both my knees out there on the RBT, pick them up for me, I'll pay shipping. :lol3

I guess I should put that trail back on the bucket list, I only made it ~40 some odd miles before blowing up my knees. I guess in some ways it will aways be with me!:rofl

Raul Duke 04-08-2014 03:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MountainsandRivers (Post 23881981)
:ear
A back and forth Rainbow Trail ride?

I'm thinking this year just one way, but if we finish and we don't die this year, the following year will be an out and back over a weekend.

Quote:

That sounds like fun, in a sick and twisted way!
Do you expect any less from our group? :lol3

Raul Duke 04-08-2014 03:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rodzilla (Post 23885989)
If anyone finds the PCL's from both my knees out there on the RBT, pick them up for me, I'll pay shipping. :lol3

I guess I should put that trail back on the bucket list, I only made it ~40 some odd miles before blowing up my knees. I guess in some ways it will aways be with me!:rofl

:lol3

Hayduke 04-08-2014 03:46 PM

Thanks for scouting it out for me, Bob. ;)

blues bob 04-09-2014 08:09 PM

Update
 
We rode the Tenere to Westcliff today for lunch. For kicks we took 170/171 over to Gibson Trailhead to see the snow on the RBT. No surprise, just as deep.
http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/v...psc675c25c.jpg

blues bob 04-09-2014 08:21 PM

update 2
 
I'm not smart enough to get 2 pics in one post.:D
http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/v...ps626a0180.jpg

goodburbon 04-09-2014 08:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by blues bob (Post 23878952)
there are a couple excellent RR's out there. Takes 2 days with a campout half-way. 100 miles of single track, some knarly stuff. Not for the beginner. Me, I think I'd take five miles and feel good "I did 5% of the RBT, hur-rah!"

Yeah,I live a few miles outside of westcliffe. I didnt know how gnarly it was, so I rode from hillside to westcliffe one afternoon... it was my third time being on a trail on 2 wheels. Came away wondering why anyone would do that for "fun".

Now i Cant wait to do more.

sent from my fone!


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