August 6, 2013
Beautiful scenery and easy access to this trail off the I-25. Riding pressure is low here, so the trail is overgrown in some areas, and can be a bit of a technical challenge. Best approach: ride it clockwise from the lake. There is an initial stiff climb out of the valley, and then meanders up the west ridge and over. Once on top, you will begin a steep descent through a burned area, and then an all-out burner through the canyon and back to the lake/trail head. My only criticisms: the trail could use a little more maintenance since it appears to be seldom used, and a longer loop. This trail is too short - only a 6 miles.