Mayhem Gulch, Golden, CO

Today I geared up to ride Centennial Cone between Golden, CO and Idaho Springs, CO in Clear Creek Canyon.  I started out on Mayhem Gulch.

parking lot from the trail
parking lot from the trail

However, when I got to the top of Mayhem Gulch I found that the loop was closed.  There are wildlife habitat restrictions until June 15.

no ride for you, 15 days!
no ride for you, 15 days!

No worries, I got to ride Mayhem Gulch for my first time, and what a fun ride it is!  The trail is a perfect 8% grade which makes it easy to climb, and just enough decline to get a fast descent on.  I look forward to coming out later in the year and ride the whole Centennial Cone loop.

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Poison Spider, Moab, UT

Poison Spider is an old trail in Moab, and strictly a “meh” ride for mountain bikers.  It gets only 2.5 stars at MTB Project, and I can see why.  Pros are great views and a fun technical section called “The Waterfall.”  But cons include long sand traps and tons of ATVs.  Next time I do this it’ll be on an ATV.
 

 

springtime in the desert
springtime in the desert
ATVs galore
ATVs galore
sand traps galore
sand traps galore
fun on The Waterfall
fun on The Waterfall

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