Monthly Archives: May 2011

Horsetooth Rez Trailhead & back

First time this year. 45 miles, almost 2,000 feet of elevation gain.

Wasn’t sure it was going to happen either. When I woke up, we were socked in and it was misting. Wasn’t even hard enough to call a drizzle but the clouds were so low I couldn’t even see the foothills behind our neighbor’s house.

Started to see bits of blue sky about 11:30. Took that as a sign that I should ride and by noon Scooter and I were out the door and on our way north. My original plan was to ride up to Estes Park. With the low visibility and holiday weekend traffic I changed routes and went on back roads to the trail head that overlooks Horsetooth reservoir.