Friday, November 02, 2012

Fruita of the Front Range?

Last week while visiting family I had a chance to ride the South Lake Pueblo mountain bike trails in Pueblo, Colorado. NICE! Some of the locals refer to these trails as the Fruita of the Front Range. You be the judge. I did parts of the intermediate XC loop and was most pleased.  The trails are in a semi-desert region. Hence, they are generally dry during the winter and early spring. The trail is comprised of a rather uniquely colored pale yellow shale. On parts of the singletrack it sounds as if you are riding on top of broken pieces of china. A tire with an aggressive tread and robust sidewalls is highly recommended. For the brave of heart there are plenty of technical challenges--yikes! Here’s a helpful trail map and directions to the trail head. If you can’t make it to all the way to Moab or Fruita this spring, South Lake Pueblo might be a good second choice. 

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