“This is a nice connector between North Backbone and Pauli.
— Marcel Slootheer
This tough two-way connector links the North Backbone
and Pauli (at CR #173). Opened in late 2017, the trail will appeal to runners that want to connect from the intermediate level North Backbone
experience to the trails further up the hill, like Upper Sand Dunes, Pauli, and Uncle Nazty.
Dude Abides provides a tough singletrack climb as an alternate to the loose doubletrack option of CR #173. This trail is commonly used by descending mountain bikers, so be sure to keep your eyes and ears open.
This trail was constructed by Singletrack Trails, for Salida Mountain Trails.