Sunday, March 29, 2009

Fort Collins: Spring Canyon Community Park

Today Mike and I loaded our bicycles in to the car and headed to the Pineridge Natural Area in Fort Collins to ride some of the easy dirt trails on our mountain bikes but the dirt trails were closed because they still very wet and muddy. So after we rode the paved trails around Spring Canyon Community Park, which is located just east of Pineridge Natural Area, we found a dirt trail on the north side of the park that headed east. The trail didn't stay dry for long, but it met up with a paved trail that took up to the Spring Creek Trail.

A dry trail at Spring Canyon Community Park turns slushy and slick, we stayed on pavement for the rest of the day

Mike heading east out of the Spring Canyon Community Park

Looking west toward Pineridge Natural Area from Spring Canyon Community Park

It was a beautiful day, sunny and in the low 50’s. There was still quite a bit of snow on the ground. I have not been on the Spring Creek Trail this far west yet.

Taking a break on Spring Creek Trail

Mike on Spring Creek Trail

Back at Spring Canyon Community Park

Cool wood sculptures at Spring Canyon Community Park

That's a big kitty cat

Where do you think he's going with that?

We rode the Spring Creek Trail through the Ross Natural Area, Roland Moore Park and Fischer Natural Area. The actual Spring Creek Trail continues east, this section of the trail that we were on through the Fischer Natural Area dead ended at Stuart Street. We turned around and headed back the way we came, back to Spring Canyon Community Park and the parking lot. We rode about 7 - 8 miles today.

We parked the car at Spring Canyon Community Park and rode the Spring Creek Trail east (high-lighted section) about 7 miles round trip

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