Mt Kit Carson
Mt Bike down the peak on single track
| What: Have someone drop bikes off at the higher of the two gates to the two-rut dirt road that
runs around the top of Mt. Kit Carson. Ride downhill about 1/2 mile to the large Mt. Kit
Carson sign. To the left of the pit toilet there is a trail that pretty much goes straight
down the mountain. Very much fun for about 20 minutes straight until you come across the
lower part of the mountain circling road again where you turn left and immediately meet
the paved road at the lower gate. You should have your ride awaiting here. If you don't
have a ride, just ride your bike back up the hills to your car at the first gate. If you
want to go further, turn right on the road instead of left and find a trail continuing on
down to the Lodge.
| Cautions: This is not a ride
for a Mt. bike beginner because of the steepness, logs, streams, etc. It was hard for me
to get my feet in the clips or clipless pedals here when I was just beginning with them.
This trail is too steep and/or rocky to bring young unexperienced children along.