If you like riding uphill on a sandy beach made from eroded rock formations with many trail logs, the middle section of this trail is for you! The trailhead is easy to find and at first is beautiful, getting right up to interesting formations such as gecko rock. I would have used a bike lock to safely explore the areas more in depth. When you leave the formations and work your way through the forest, it is miserable. Even with excellent tires, we skidded to dead stops in the sand and walked our bikes a lot. If you approached the trail the opposite way, clockwise, it would be even worse, stick to counter-clockwise. Thankfully, the trail re-enters the formations and becomes fun again, with packed down earth, in and out of aspen trees. There are three brief muddy ravine crossings to carry the bike over. Despite some signage, we got lost in the Lone Rock loop trail, and had to backtrack. But, it's fine, because you are in the formations and it's awesome. So, I personally would ride both ends of the trail, and skip the middle section. It is an awesome state park.
Jul 20, 2019 @ 9:34amJul 20, 2019
|I feel this trail is better suited for hiking rather than biking. To take a family with small children would most likely not be enjoyable due to... view|