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Rainbow Trail

Custer County, Colorado


How to Get There

From Westcliffe: Head south on S 6th St/CO-69 for approx. 3 miles. Turn right at County Rd-140/Schoolfield Rd. Continue on County Rd-140 for approx 5.5 miles to Alvarado Campground

Detailed Description

The Rainbow Trail is open to motorcycles and ATVs. The Medano Pass Trail is open to licensed, street-legal full-size 4WD vehicles and motorcycles. Note Only street-legal, licensed vehicles are allowed to enter the Medano Pass trail from the west through Great Sand Dunes National Park. Unlicensed vehicles are allowed to approach the park from the east but must turn around at Medano Pass and are not allowed to enter the Great Sand Dunes National Park or Preserve.

Adopted Trails

Trail System Information

Location: 38.0824333333, -105.561216667
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Nearest City: Westcliffe
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Best for: MotorcycleATV

Note that not all of the trails in an area will be open to all vehicle types. Follow the Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM)s and signage for the area and ride only on trails open to and wider than your OHV.

Maps/GPS files: PDF ZIP KMZ

Visit the Trail Maps page for download/print instructions, information about the Avenza App for PDF files, or a complete list of available maps!

More Info: San Carlos Ranger District (719) 269-8500
  Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Comanche National Grassland (719) 553-1400
  MVUM Page

Nearby Trails

Trail Name   Trail Width Length (mi)
Rainbow   ATV   47.05
Rainbow   Motorcycle   53.64

Return to the OHV Trail Guide Map or Guide Index page.


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Stay The Trail Colorado was Awarded the 2013 Outstanding Trail Sharing Award
American Trails

This award recognizes innovative & successful trail sharing efforts, programs, & systems.


American Trails' 21st National Trails Awards Program honors people and programs at the 21st American Trails International Symposium. The awards celebration was held at Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, Arizona, April 16, 2013.

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