Winter Mountain Biking?
It's the dead of winter and all you want to do is get out on the mountain bike. But, where can you go that's not snowy and muddy in Colorado you ask? Look no further than Pueblo. A short drive from Denver to the south and you can ride all year long. Specifically, I'm talking about a high-plains desert destination called Pueblo Lake State Park. The single track riding here is great fun. Loads of flow trails and enough technical terrain for all abilities of riders. From the parking area there is a bit of a punch up some steep terrain. I usually end up walking my bike up. I always try and push it a little, but unfortunate just don't have the stamina to crank up some parts. No big deal. You soon crest up onto a mesa and the rest of the trail system is relativity flat and rolling. As long as there hasn't been any snow within a few days the trails are typically completely dry. It just doesn't snow a lot here. From the park you can also access the paved trail system that follows along the Arkansas river for a more relaxing day of riding... but, I recommend the single track trails. You can spend the entire day in the park riding all the different trails. You can ride a second day here again too or, when it's spring/summer ride nearby trail systems. The closest civilization is Pueblo, CO and it offers decent food and lodging options. Next, time it's going to be a nice day in the middle of winter, you know where to head. So where do you ride in the winter months to get your mountain biking fix? Let me know in the comments. Until next time, Bark! Bark!