Rainbow Trail (#1336) Methodist Mountain

  

This section of the Rainbow Trail travels along the base of Methodist Mountain located just south of Salida. This is a great trail to hike, bike or ride motorcycle right from town. The trail stretches east for 5 miles to the Bear Creek trailhead or you can travel west for about 8 miles to the Mears Junction trailhead.

At a Glance

Usage: Medium
Best Season: Summer and Fall
Busiest Season: Summer
Closest Towns: Salida, CO
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Salida Ranger District

General Information

Directions:

From US Highway 50 turn onto County Road 107(there is a stoplight, across from True Value Hardware) and head south. The road will pass a green house and nursery on the right. Continue on CR 107 to where the pavement ends and the road continues as a dirt road. At this point the road continues up the hill and becomes CR 108. Stay on CR 108 for 4.5 miles to the trailhead.


Parking:

Parking is available at the trailhead for approximately 6 vehicles


General Notes:

This trail is open to hiking, mountain biking, motorcyles and horseback.


Activities


Bicycling

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Hiking

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OHV Trail Riding

The Rainbow Trail (#1336) is open to motorcycles but closed to ATV's and other OHV's.

This portion of the trail travels east from the Methodist Mountain trailhead to the east for 5 miles and ends at the Bear Creek trailhead. The western section of the trail travels west for 8 miles to the Mears Junction trailhead.

Difficulty Level: Intermediate
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Location

 
  Latitude : 
38.4765361

  Longitude : 
-106.0019155

 



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