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Old 04-07-2014, 09:06 AM   #1
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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.
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Old 04-07-2014, 11:44 AM   #2
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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
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Old 04-07-2014, 01:00 PM   #3
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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.

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Old 04-07-2014, 01:21 PM   #4
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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!"
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Old 04-07-2014, 06:03 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 04-07-2014, 07:18 PM   #6
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Great info. Always wondered about the trail SW of Salida.
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Old 04-07-2014, 07:35 PM   #7
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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.

A back and forth Rainbow Trail ride? That sounds like fun, in a sick and twisted way!
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Old 04-09-2014, 08:25 PM   #8
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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.

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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".


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Yep, sounds like you have the "sickness".
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