That's just what they've done in Superior, Colorado when they added the brand new Meadowlark Trail to the Singletree Trail, the Cowdrey Draw Trail, the Marshall Mesa Trail, the Community Ditch Trail, and the High Plains Trail. They created a loop of a little over 12 miles of moderate mountain biking trail to form the Dirty Bismarck Loop trail.
|Marshall Mesa Trail portion|
of the Dirty Bismarck Loop
Since it was just a semi-formal loop before, some of us called it the Happy Meal Loop. I'm not sure why, but I am sure why they have now named it the Dirty Bismarck Loop. It's named after the old road bike racing course that was originally called the Morgul-Bismarck Classic. Then it was called the Coors Classic, then the Celestial Seasonings Classic, then...
Well, eventually the race was eliminated from the circuit. But the long and short of it is that this new mountain bike loop follows the same general inside track of the old Morgul-Bismarck bike race. And it's a great biking loop trail. It's possible to ride this loop without ever crossing a paved road, even if you start from Louisville or Lafayette Colorado and ride in from the Coal Creek Trail.
Interesting side note... Even though the trail starts and ends in Superior, Colorado, residents of the new portion of that town will have to cross a major road to get to the trail while residents of nearby communities can utilize the Coal Creek underpass to avoid crossing McCaslin Blvd.