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.

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Long Shadows by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

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

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Old Spanish Trail by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

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

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Road Ahead by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

 

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

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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.

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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.

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Grand Valley View by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

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