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This trail is pretty lame. When I read the description in the MTB Colorado Springs Falcon Guide I was stoked for the 30 miles of singletrack and one of the best rides in Colorado. After driving about 2 hours from Colorado Springs, we finally made it to the trail. First of all, the trail can hardly be called singletrack. If anything, it is a very wide singletrack, wide enough to accommodate a wide ATV. The biggest disappointment, however, was the large amount of rocks covering most of the trail. These rocks ranged from fist to head size and they were littered all over the trail. It is almost impossible to get any kind of rhythm going when trying to ride on flat to slightly upward sloping trail. I took a bunch of pictures (see sample below) to show you what I mean. There were a few short stretches of trail that were sweet - smooth trail, lots of trees, etc. For the most part, however, the trail stunk.
added by jeff
on December 31, 2002
(100%)Red Rocks/ Dakota Ridge