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    Spring 2013 - Post your local trail conditions or ask questions here :

    OK, after 71 pages of the old one "Post up your trail conditions" , I'm starting a new Spring 2013 trail conditions thread.

    Here at the Niner Bikes Fort Collins headquarters we have at least 15"-18" of snow on the weather deck with another 3-6" forecasted for 4/17. Hopefully this will give us the needed moisture so we don't have the super dry conditions of last year but we are DONE riding for at least 10 days.

    Post up your conditions or questions of what is good to ride in this thread!

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    Pretty much looks like my backyard too. Live south side of Ft Collins. Thinking a trip to Pueblo or back to Fruita within the next two weeks is in store.

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    Same here in Lakewood. Pueblo might be pretty busy this weekend!

    Any suggestions for something fast and flowy down there around 15-20 miles? Training for 18 hrs of Fruita and need to get in some longer rides this weekend but have never been there before.

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    I am thinking Arizona is in order!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HitmenOnlyInc View Post
    I am thinking Arizona is in order!
    Watch the video posted in the AM section?

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    I saw that! Great vid! I was in Az a couple weeks ago. I go every chance I get I lived in the metro Phx area for over 20 yrs.

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    Yea that vid looked sweet...


    back on topic, snowing fairly consistently in ft collins again

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    Lory State Park is set to re-open Saturday for the first time since the Galena fire. The West Valley, East Valley, and east side of the South Valley loop will remain closed due to bridges that were burned, but this leaves the west side of the South Valley loop to complete loop rides using Mill Creek in Horsetooth Mountain Open Space and for loops around the reservoir. There was no mention of closures on Timber, Kimmons, or Howard, so they will likely be open as well.
    Obviously the snow we are getting means that conditions will not allow biking in Lory for a while, but when things dry out we will have some additional options that we have not had for several weeks.

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    Spring 2013 - Post your local trail conditions or ask questions here :

    Well Louisville got over 15inches of snow and it just started to snow again tonight.

    So you can forget riding the South Boulder trails: Marshall Mesa, Flatirons and Springbrook for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogerfromco View Post
    Same here in Lakewood. Pueblo might be pretty busy this weekend!

    Any suggestions for something fast and flowy down there around 15-20 miles? Training for 18 hrs of Fruita and need to get in some longer rides this weekend but have never been there before.
    Pueblo State Park. You can easily get 20+ miles of flowy trail there.

    sgltrak - thanks for the Lory update, that's great news. I was tired of slogging around the south side of the reservoir.

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    Question?

    If the mods are going to start a new trails thread can't it not be broken up into separate threads for different areas so it is less unwieldy?

    How about (from a latitude perspective):
    - Colorado Springs
    - Castle Rock
    - Golden / Denver
    - Boulder / Lyons
    - Fort Collins

    ??

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    Interesting idea, I like the convenient of having one thread per area. On the other hand, it might result in many sticky threads, plus I like reading and seeing pictures about nearby trails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HitmenOnlyInc View Post
    I saw that! Great vid! I was in Az a couple weeks ago. I go every chance I get I lived in the metro Phx area for over 20 yrs.
    You'd hate it right now....was a blustery 75 today......

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    Leave it as-is.... most people on the Front Range ride in multiple places depending on the weather and conditions, so it makes sense to have everything in one spot. Besides, it's easy and quick to scroll through to read about different trails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smmokan View Post
    Leave it as-is.... most people on the Front Range ride in multiple places depending on the weather and conditions, so it makes sense to have everything in one spot. Besides, it's easy and quick to scroll through to read about different trails.
    +1 And I learn about trails I haven't ridden before by scrolling through this all in one place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smmokan View Post
    Leave it as-is.... most people on the Front Range ride in multiple places depending on the weather and conditions, so it makes sense to have everything in one spot. Besides, it's easy and quick to scroll through to read about different trails.
    I agree, keep it as is.

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    Spring 2013 - Post your local trail conditions or ask questions here :-snowy_springs.jpg

    plans for night riding are looking grim... forecast shows no signs of slowing & heavy winds, oh well time to bundle up and crush some grus!

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    I live between Golden Gate State Park and Walker Ranch. We've had about two feet of snow since Monday, and more today and tonight. There won't be any riding at either place for at least a week, and that would be if we had some magical 70 degree days between now and then.

    Moab is looking good, but you'd better plan on camping unless you don't mind paying $130/night for a "cheap" motel this weekend.

    The hot rod show in Moab is the last weekend of April, and your lodging choices that weekend are the Holiday Inn for $200 a night or the Best Western for - I'm not kidding - $400!

    Crazy.

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    Most everything below about 9,000 in the immediate area around Salida was good to go earlier this month. We have gotten a fair amount of slush this week. I'd say below 8,000 will be dry (well, hero dirt) by the weekend but I'm guessing that the stuff above that will be set back for a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheNormsk View Post
    Question?

    If the mods are going to start a new trails thread can't it not be broken up into separate threads for different areas so it is less unwieldy?

    How about (from a latitude perspective):
    - Colorado Springs
    - Castle Rock
    - Golden / Denver
    - Boulder / Lyons
    - Fort Collins

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    People simply need to learn to use the [CTRL]-F function in their browser. No need for 6 sticky trail condition threads...
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    Spring 2013 - Post your local trail conditions or ask questions here :

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNormsk View Post
    Question?

    If the mods are going to start a new trails thread can't it not be broken up into separate threads for different areas so it is less unwieldy?

    How about (from a latitude perspective):
    - Colorado Springs
    - Castle Rock
    - Golden / Denver
    - Boulder / Lyons
    - Fort Collins

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    Okay from the feedback, leave it as is.

    I would agree that for those in "transitional" areas it could be more of a pain than benefit.

    Perhaps one day I'll ride in the Spings area and I'll know what the trails are like b

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    Lory State Park has published a map of trails that will be open when the park re-opens from the fire. Looks like Timber / Kimmons loops and Timber / Kimmons / Howard loops will be possible using the park service road (once the snow melts and things dry out).
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater

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    buffalo crk by sunday? hoping, wishing, praying.....

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    Lots of heavy, very wet snow up here in Evergreen - gonna be pretty muddy this weekend. LOTB this morning:

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    Thinking on trying to head down and ride Pueblo lake trails this Saturday, anyone wtih info on how much snow they got from this storm have any idea if it will be dry by Saturday?

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    I'm thinking of trying the same, but the Pueblo trail conditions page (Current Association Documents) says "1 to 2 inches of wet snow will have the trails pretty soggy for a couple days."

    It's supposed to be 64 degrees and sunny on Friday though - stuff there dries out fast. So maybe it'll be good by Saturday afternoon? Guess I'll keep my eye on the page.

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    How is Buena Vista?

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    Moab, dry and beautiful

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    You can check on the 285 corridor by going to Home. I use the Pine & Aspen Park cameras as an indicator. My guess is Buff Creek will be dry by Sunday since it is all granite/loam. The further you go south the less snow was received so it probably didn't get much.

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    Palmer Park??? anyone have an idea if it will be ready by Sunday???
    I love my bike!

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    Anyone have any thoughts on Ridgeline Open Space in Castlerock this weekend? Wondering about the lower trails being rideable? thanks for the help.

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    The Ridgeline Rampage MTB race was cancelled for tomorrow due to the weather conditions, but I suspect it may be pretty much dry sunday afternoon. Anyone on here live down in Castle Rock that could confirm if the snow melted today?

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    Rode by Green Mountain Friday late afternoon - still snowy and sloppy. Dawn patrol only for now...

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    Spring 2013 - Post your local trail conditions or ask questions here :

    Still snow in the shade in castle rock. Needs mere time still.

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    Anything in the Springs good to go? I am from Highlands Ranch and I have never been down there.

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    Mount Herman Trail today?

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    No on Mount Herman Trails this weekend, I was just out there. Unless you plan on riding early while frozen and come out when it thaws. We had 10-12" of snow on that last one and everything is turning to mud. 2" of snow/frozen slush in the shaded areas and the rest is now-thawed mud/damp. I baled out onto the road itself at 9am because it was thawing to quick. They won't be ready tomorrow either, unless the sun comes out and the wind blows everything dry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sacstatemtbr View Post
    Anyone have any thoughts on Ridgeline Open Space in Castlerock this weekend? Wondering about the lower trails being rideable? thanks for the help.
    A few greecey spots but the rest was tacky and sweet

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    Quote Originally Posted by coloskifreak View Post
    A few greecey spots but the rest was tacky and sweet
    After riding Ridgeline today would you think it will be dry tomorrow mid day?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NinerAir9 View Post
    After riding Ridgeline today would you think it will be dry tomorrow mid day?
    Yeah probably by this afternoon but definitely tomorrow, it should be good. We started while it was frozen. There were 2 snowy area but they were small areas.
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    Fort Collins Natural Areas TRAIL CONDITIONS

    The following City Natural Area and County Openlands are temporarily closed due to wet and muddy conditions. Rangers monitor trail conditions daily and reopen the site when conditions improve.

    Bobcat Ridge, Pineridge, Maxwell Natural Areas and Devils' Back Bone Openland

    Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during trail or site closures.

    FCNA

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    Thanks for the info. I hope it doesn't rain down there tonight. Was out there last Sunday after the rain. Spent more time cleaning my bike than I did riding it.

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    Buffalo Creek was like a snow-less oasis today! I rode up sandy wash and millers to charlies cutoff and back down homestead, only passing a few small mud spots and some hidden snow patches on charlies cutoff. Rest of it was very nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRage43 View Post
    Buffalo Creek was like a snow-less oasis today! I rode up sandy wash and millers to charlies cutoff and back down homestead, only passing a few small mud spots and some hidden snow patches on charlies cutoff. Rest of it was very nice!
    Thanks! You are saving me a trip down to Pueblo.
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    Marshall Mesa is around three days away at the melt/drying rate we had today.
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    I have a second confirmation that Buffalo Creek is good to go.

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    For the Buffalo Creek riders, anyone ride the trails that are a bit more wooded, like the CT or Redskin?

    Thanks

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    Any word on Greenland Trail conditions near Castle Rock? Wife wants to run there and I may take the bike too if it's dry enough.

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