Biking, and particularly mountain biking, is one of my passions. If you'd like to see why so many people love to ride in Moab, Utah, read on.
I haven't put up much on local Fort Collins riding yet. At an extremely high level, if you're wondering where to ride in Fort Collins, try comtb.com and select the Fort Collins area.
I'm adding all new pictures to my public albums at Picasa Web Albums, and typically linking to them from my blog at vox.
More recent pictures (than those below) may also be found in my online biking pictures gallery.
50+ pictures from a rare winter trip to Moab, Utah and Hanging Lake (near Glenwood Springs, Colorado) in December 2001. The rides were Gemini Bridges (at night) and Back of Behind. Hanging Lake turned out to be a beautiful winter hike.
90+ pictures from an October 2001 hike to Black Lake and beyond in Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park. Includes pictures of Alberta Falls, Ribbon Falls, Jewell Lake, Mills Lake, Black Lake, Green Lake, Italy Lake, Blue Lake and Frozen Lake. Good views up to the Spearhead and the norther shoulder of Long's Peak.
80+ pictures and stories from an April 2001 mountain bike trip to Moab, Utah. Includes pictures and rides from Pritchett Canyon, Amasa Back, Lockhart Basin and a the Devil's Playground area of Arches National Park.
Note: the pictures are all here, but the descriptions and stories are not complete. I'll continue to fill in captions until the story is complete.
75+ pictures and stories from a March 2000 mountain bike trip around the White Rim Trail in Canyonlands National Park near Moab, Utah.
45+ pictures and commentary from an October 1999 mountain bike trip to Moab, Utah. The pictures are from Amasa Back and Lockhart Basin and include some vast shots of the Moab desert, White Rim, Canyonlands and the Colorado river area.
Some good shots of the Slickrock Trail and Porcupine Rim from a March 1999 mountain biking trip to Moab, Utah. These are wide-angle shots, so you get some neat perspective from these pics. Particularly check out the Porcupine Rim shots (ba dum dump crash ;-).
40+ pictures of an August 1998 hike/climb with friends up Long's Peak near Rocky Mountain National Park in northern Colorado. Many good views of the summit, Chasm Lake, the boulder field, the Keyhole, etc. A beautiful summer day with great visibility. Some standard format pictures and some wide-angle shots too.
30+ pictures w/running commentary from an April 1998 trip from Loma, Colorado, to Moab, Utah along the Kokopelli Trail.
Entertaining mountain biking and hiking pictures from Arches National Park, the Jughandle Arch Loop (Canyonlands), Bartlett Wash, and camping at Bee Camp near Moab, Utah.
Horsetooth Mountain Park image map w/trail descriptions and pictures. Courtesy of Tom Purvis.
My favorite Fort Collins place to ride is Horsetooth Mountain Park. The park is located about 15 minutes west of Fort Collins, on the foothills side of Horsetooth reservoir. Horsetooth Rock is a large formation that looks down on the whole park, and is one of Fort Collins' most recognizable landmarks.
Riding in the park is good if you are willing to climb, tie short trails together, descend and then climb some more. I will post a few of my favorite loops, but for now here is one with some good climbing I did w/a friend a few days ago:
Not sure where all those trails are? Try the clickable Horsetooth Mountain Park image map.