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Tri-County Corral

Intermediate
 4.0 (1) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A moderate gravel loop with awesome backcountry vibes that links up Aspen Ridge, Bassam Park and Herring Park.


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35.2

Miles

56.7

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Singletrack

10,283' 3,134 m

High

8,770' 2,673 m

Low

3,114' 949 m

Up

3,111' 948 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

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Overview

Mixing up graded county roads, a rougher Jeep road (Aspen Ridge) and seldom used doubletrack, this loop's varying terrain and expansive open spaces makes for enjoyable backcountry riding.

Starting with a sizable climb up to Aspen Ridge, which is appropriately named, you'll find the terrain more demanding than elsewhere on the route. After dropping off the ridge, the route smooths out through Bassam Park, where you can open it up and tick off the miles.

Passing into Herring Park, you'll find solitude and pleasant doubletrack, and finally one last steep, grunt of a climb before a ripping descent down to the CR 175 and CR 185 junction.

Description

The loop is best ridden from Salida, and thereby turned into a lollipop with another ~18 miles and 2,000 ft of climbing tacked on. Bring your gravel bike (if you're a solid rider) or your hardtail mtb - those that bring the hardtail can opt for the Cottonwood singletrack descent into town instead of CR 175.

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Tall Paul

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Herring Park doubletrack.
Apr 6, 2022 near Salida, CO
Neature!
Apr 7, 2022 near Buena V…, CO
Herring Park looking east.
Apr 7, 2022 near Salida, CO
Yonder in them hills...
Apr 7, 2022 near Salida, CO
Looking west to the distant Sawatch.
Apr 7, 2022 near Salida, CO

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Apr 29, 2022
Eric Harrill
35.2mi