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Sunday, October 10, 2010

south routt trail report: new riding area

the Garrity ranch is located just off c.r. 27 (1st driveway on the left, sign says "private") north and west of Oak Creek, Colorado. several kilometers of fresh, alpine singletrack are open to the public already- all you have to do is sign the guest register located in the birdhouse at the end of the driveway. be sure to thank the owners for allowing access to their property and be good emissaries of our sport as well.

the trails are open to hikers, equestrians and cyclists.
no motos.

please leave your dogs at home unless permission is received from the owners ahead of time.

start the ride in Oak Creek. please do not drive to the trailhead- it's an easy, 1.5 km warm-up before the climbing starts.

Colorado white oak is abundant in the area.

the view of south routt and the upper Yampa valley. note the many vocanic cinder cones that remain on the valley floor.

almost looks like California, except that this will be a ski/snowshoe trail in about 6 weeks time.

our good friend John checked out the trails with me on a fine autumn day.

expect to do a bit of climbing. it is called mountain biking, after all.

mm mmmm- singletrack

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