Quick Mountain Bike Ride on the Old Spanish Trail
Sunday, September 25, 2011
After my float down the Colorado River in the afternoon, I came home and relaxed for a little while. About an hour before sunset I decided to head out and do a little mountain biking near home. Not too far away is a part of the Old Spanish Trail, and it’s open to bikes, so I headed over there for a short and easy ride as the sun was setting. I took a few photos along the way…
The shadows were starting to get long when I started.
Plenty of signs along the way to keep you on the right track.
It’s a pretty desolate-looking area….and only a few miles from home.
Part of an old road through the badlands….the Grand Mesa peeking up in the background.
The trail connected up with the Gunnison Bluffs Trail for a little bit where I had a view down onto the Gunnison River.
View of the Grand Valley from where I turned around. I could have gone just a little further, but would have just ended up in a subdivision.