In 2009, SPOT joined forces with Salida Mountain Trails (SMT), whose volunteers have been enhancing, building, and connecting trails from the valley floor to and into the public lands above Salida. With the help of the community and a great deal of volunteer labor, the SMT trails are built to IMBA standards providing unique and varied natural surface trail opportunities for our residents and guests. Together, SPOT/SMT has worked on the Arkansas Hills, Tenderfoot Mountain Trails as well as trails on Methodist Mountain.
In August 2013 SMT gained its own non-profit status and is no longer a Chapter of SPOT. SPOT looks forward to working with SMT in continuing planning efforts to build a trail system that connects throughout Chaffee County and beyond. salidamountaintrails.org