|Jones Creek Trail
One of the great side trips off of the Hermosa Trail - Durango Colorado
|As I finished
taking this picture, I noticed this buck standing a few feet in front
I looked at the buck, looked at the camera in my hand, and thought 'this just doesn't happen'...
TAKE THE PICTURE DUMMY! Some days, things go very well.
The Jones Creek Trail was rebuilt a few years ago and bears little resemblance to the original trail which was a brutal climb straight up the canyon. While it still climbs the same elevation, this well designed single track is a great way to get to the top.
This trail will be featured in an upcoming volume of Abundant Adventures.
|On the saddle, these 2
trails are actually at 90 degrees to each other. On the
left is Jones Creek Trail that I came up.
On the right is the Flagstaff-Pinkerton Trail which follows the ridge of the Hermosa Cliffs connecting to several other trails including Bondurant Creek, Goulding Creek, Dutch Creek, Little Elk, Elbert Creek, and several more. Behind this shot it goes south to Mitchell Lakes.