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…

 

Long Shadows
Long Shadows

The shadows were starting to get long when I started.

 

Old Spanish Trail
Old Spanish Trail

Plenty of signs along the way to keep you on the right track.

 

Road Ahead
Road Ahead

It’s a pretty desolate-looking area….and only a few miles from home.

 

Old Road
Old Road

Part of an old road through the badlands….the Grand Mesa peeking up in the background.

 

Gunnison River
Gunnison River

The trail connected up with the Gunnison Bluffs Trail for a little bit where I had a view down onto the Gunnison River.

 

Grand Valley View
Grand Valley View

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.

 


One Response to “Quick Mountain Bike Ride on the Old Spanish Trail”

  • Jake Says:

    wow. looks like a great bike ride. wish i could get some like that back here in the midwest that close to home.

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