We are staying in Denver for a couple of days to ease into our vacation. The real vacation kicks off tomorrow. Staying in Denver allows for a nice transition.
We woke up early (still feeling east coast time) and took the dogs for a walk. Our plan was to ride a local trail to get our legs back after the drive out.
Denver "local" trails imply riding trails in the Front Range. Thanks to our friend Jeff "Snake" for the beta on what trails to hit. We decided on a relatively tame trail known as Lair O' the Bear. The trail came highly recommended.
The trail followed Bear Creek and was fairly busy with hikers. I can see how it can become overcrowded on weekends.
|Riding along Bear Creek|
The trail climbed gradually with tricky rock outcroppings staggered along 6.5 miles. Once we reached the top, we headed back down. Essentially an out-and-back.
|Sandy enjoying the view about half-way|
Speaking of melting, it was hot... 94 degrees hot. Nice warm-up for riding in the desert later this week.
On the way back we swung by Red Rocks.
|Sandy celebrating the return to the car since it was HOT|
|We are a bit early to see the show|