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Mar 22, 2011

Cherry Creek Snow Ride

The weather was really decent most of the time during our weekend outing to Cherry Creek. My most memorable ride however was Sunday morning after snow had fallen during the night. By the time I got going that morning the snow had melted where we were camped so I set out on the dry trails of the same elevation. Not too long after I started riding I found a small wash and decided to ride up it. The whoops in the wash were massive and they quickly wore me out enough so that I had to stop a few times in the wash. After crossing the road, I followed the wash further, not really knowing the direction I was heading. As you can see by the map below, I was riding towards the mountains and gaining elevation. Once in the mountain area, the trail got tighter and rougher, and I started to see snow. Perhaps the snow contributed to the fun and challenge a little, I don't know, but I'm looking forward to going back and ride it when it's dry. This area seems to offer a few more challenges than the lower lying areas. This loop I rode is roughly 12.5 and is shown on the map below. It took me about 45 minutes to complete the loop. A gps is a really good idea out here. I actually got pretty turned around and had to follow my gps back to camp. Cherry Creek is a very large area with many places to ride and camp. The flag marker on the map below is at 39.772947,-112.347672 on the gps. This seems to be a main gateway to the area, and is where I started this loop. Check out the video below the map, Cherry Creek is climbing quickly on my list of favorite places to ride! Click "Directions" below for directions from your location to Cherry Creek, or view Printable version of this map

Download GPX FILE for gps navigation

1 comment:

  1. Hello,
    With the snow melting that would be quite the sloppy mud ride. Still you completed the run in 45 minutes, not bad.