GPX Files - Miscellaneous - 6/9/15 version

The gpx files shown below are unfiltered. Different GPS receivers have differing file length requirements, so I leave the filtering up to those who need it. The files are actual ridden tracks (with a few hand drawn road sections that I will eventually ride). There is usually no elevation info.

There are two versions of the RBT files; the first version has a time associated with each trackpoint, the second does not have a time associated with each trackpoint. GoogleEarth requires time and MapSource doesn't want time. Download the version you want or get them all; they're small enough. (I'm still looking into this situation, but this is all I can find out right now.)

File name (click to download) Comments
GoldBeltTour.gpx  317KB Starts at Red Canyon Park, north of Canon City, and loops through Cripple Creek, Victor, and Canon City to end at Red Canyon Park. Follows Shelf Road and Phantom Canyon. DS ride.
RBT.gpx  603KB
RBTnotime.gpx  384KB
Rainbow Trail - starts at Silver Cr and ends at Promontory Divide. See notes below.
RBTaccess.gpx  234KB
RBTaccessnotime.gpx  149KB
Access to various points along the Rainbow Trail. Dirt roads. See notes below.
RBT and Access map
RedCanParkToSalida.gpx  26KB Starts at Red Canyon Park, north of Canon City, and ends at Salida. DS ride.

RBT.gpx and RBTaccess.gpx - these files are a pair. RBT.gpx is the Rainbow Trail and RBTaccess.gpx has the routes to the access points along the trail. You can pick a start and end point to suit your time constraints and/or riding ability. Local Salidans like to start at Methodist Mtn and end at Bear Creek for a nice after-work ride.

Name of access Road Track name Miles
Silver Cr Rd FR201 SILVERCR 0
Little Bridge Rd FR201B/C LITTLEBRIDGE 6
Hwy285 Hwy285 no track 10
Sand Gulch FR124 SANDGULCH 16
Methodist Mtn FR108 METHODISTMTN 19
Bear Cr FR101 BEARCR 25
Kerr Gulch CR45 KERRGULCH 36
Hamilton Baldy CR45 HAMILTONBALDY 38
Hayden Cr Rd FR6 HAYDENCR 41
Big Cottonwood FR40 BIGCOTTONWOOD 48
Rainbow Tr Camp FR198 RAINBOWTRCAMP 56
Gibson Cr FR178 no track 70
Hermit Rd FR160 no track 72
Alvarado CG FR148 no track 77
Horn Cr FR130 no track 81
South Colony Rd FR120 no track 89
Grape Cr FR119 no track 95
Promontory Divide FR412 no track 99

Good maps

Salida Ranger District MVUM
San Carlos Ranger District MVUM
San Isabel NF visitor map
Trails Illustrated Sangre de Cristo Mountains #138

Some light reading - Bergs Over the Rainbow  ADVrider thread