Dome Rock Trail Ride Report - August 2023
August 9, 23 - Trail report - Rosalie Trail near Conifer.
Near Mt Evans Wilderness area. Trailhead: Dear Creek here is a link to the Trailhead https://goo.gl/maps/Njdbsfg7dsZ4e9VM7 There is a camping area nearby as well (deer creek campground) Wilderness trails are only for foot and equine traffic, so there are no mt bikes motors allowed. The trailhead is a little tricky to access via a rough road which can be difficult for non high-clearance vehicles but we just went slow and it was fine. Note the road is single lane. Read full trail report here for Rosalie Trail
Trail Report - Hidden Mesa Open Space (near Franktown Co). August 6, 2023
June 24 - Grape Creek Work Ride & Trail Report
Work ride at Grape Creek near Canon City. The beavers have been at it again and really changed up the landscape.
Many trees were down across the trail. We cleared a few of the horse stoppers but left the rest for now while we try to get the trail open. Due to the recent rains, the trail is very overgrown.
Crossing #4 beaver dam is no longer an issue and is much lower/safer for horses to cross.
NEW HAZARD Crossing #14
June 22 '23 - Venable Comanche trail near Westcliffe is now open!
Located in the beautiful Sangres range near Westcliffe CO. This is a fantastic ride for equines right off the Rainbow trail. Note, we do *not recommend doing the full loop to Comanche. We recommend starting at the Comanche Venable Trailhead - and doing either direction up to the bottom of the Phantom Terrace climb. We do not recommend doing Phantom terrace with an equine as more than 1 horse have been lost over the edge there in the past few years. There are waterfalls, views of high peaks, aspen forests, meadows and pine forests. The trailhead has a separate trailer parking lot. It is small but can handle a few rigs of any size.
June 10 '23 - Post Work Ride Lake of the Clouds Trail Report: LOTC Swift Creek Loop is clear/ stopped by snow drifts above.
1 very large tree is left towards the top of Lake of the Clouds right before the Swift Creek Junction. But it's on a big flat area and has a pretty established easy walk around. So we just left that.
The loop of swift creek + lake of the clouds trail up to the junction of the two are completely cleared (besides that big tree if you dont like the workaround) and safe easy to ride the whole loop. Above the junction has a lot of snow at the moment.
June 12 Garden of the Gods fun trail ride in Colorado Springs, CO
READ MORE DETAILS Garden of the Gods is a true gem of Colorado Springs. Horses are allowed to ride the trails in all areas of the park EXCEPT the middle paved area around the large red rock formations.
Bikes are allowed only on the east side of the park. Dogs, strollers, joggers, hikers, tourists are in plentiful supply but usually very friendly and kind towards horses.
Note this is a boot the poop park. The trails receive millions of visitors and it is a City of Colorado Springs park. In such a heavily used part this makes a lot of sense even if it is inconvenient to get on and off your horses.
May 20 - Rainbow Trail Report : dry and open. Clear of horse stoppers