Despite all lack of technical or aerobic challenge, I sure enjoy that trail myself.
Except that there are a few washes to cross where there are no bridges.jollybeggar said:Looks like it would be good for B.O.Bing
The hiking trail or the trail on the east side of the road was not marked as hiking only on both sides of the trail (I did double check that) and I followed two sets of tire tracks. If it is no biking, my bad not intended, but you are totally right about this time of the year for it because it was tacky and in really good shape.sideup said:ttrd:
I have looked at this lower trail on the river side of the road but always been in too big of a hurry to make it to the old homestead. Never taken the hiking trail on the mountain side of road up the canyon as it was marked as hikers only. In the off season , like now, it would have been the prefect time to ride it.
In the last couple years I have taken a couple spur roads that seem to peter out.
Eerie is right. Most fisherman and hikers go no more than 6 miles up the canyon. (the first wooden train car.)
When I am far back in the canyon by myself I think I hope nothing breaks as this would be a long cold walk out of here.
I am amazed every time I go back there that the old homestead is still standing. It is just on the edge of total collapse. (1890's vintage with Chicago Time newpaper on the walls.) What amazes me more is how it has escape all the fires in the canyon all these years.
One summer day I rode back about 17 miles but the road gets pretty ruff.
Below is a picture of a Big Horn sheep taken on the bluff just behind the home stead.
Amazing to watch those sheep climb that rock. Also a great rock formation formed when they blasted for the rail grade.
I wish the state park would develop more bike trails. The east side of the canyon has great potential.