Thursday, March 23, 2006

Snow-free hiking for this weekend.

It's warming up fast and this weekend is supposed to be a beautiful, but that doesn't mean the trails are dry. Even though the snow is almost gone in town, the foothills got much more moisture from the last storm and have managed to hold onto the ice because it's been so cold.
If you want to get out and enjoy a sunny afternoon this weekend, take these trails instead:

Aiken Canyon -- An awesome four-mile loop through a nature preserve southwest of town.

The Paint Mines -- Not truly a hike, but a neat place to go mess around near Calhan.

Tunnel Drive -- An old railroad grade (pictured above) running from Canon City into the Royal Gorge.

Or, how 'bout taking a spin on Colorado Springs sprawling network of urban bike trails?

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