August 25, 2014
Great trail. Start literally under American Flyer, if you're looking at the lift at the bottom, go up towards the left of it and take a right on some doubletrack, then there will be signs for the CO trail. Big climb to the top of Searle, but mostly rideable, not super steep for the large majority of it. The altitude will get you, but the trail itself isn't super technical. Straightforward, just follow signs for the CO trail the entire time. Incredible views through big meadows, hugging a river the whole time, pretty enjoyable climb (as far as climbing goes). Soak up the views, then rip downhill - it's fast. The upper part until a creek crossing just screams over roots, rocks, singletrack, etc. Enough tech to keep you on your toes but not slow you down. Once you cross the creek, not quite as fun because it's more crowded and rolly, but still a good time.