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Quick 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.

Long Shadows by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

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

Old Spanish Trail by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

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

Road Ahead by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr


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

Old Road by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

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

Gunnison River by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

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.

Grand Valley View by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

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