|Pikes Peak Greenway trail|
Most of us think of urban trails as a fun little morning or afternoon activity. Hop on your bike; ride from point a to point b; go home and do another trail tomorrow.
And that is indeed lots of fun. But have you ever thought of turning it into an overnight? It's pretty easy to do and doesn't take a lot of planning. Basically, make a hotel reservation, pack and extra pair of skivvies and a t-shirt and you're ready to go. Since it's an urban trail, you'll have plenty of eating options along the way.
It's like a mini-vacation, but way cheaper and easier to plan. The next day, after a restful night at a hotel (preferably one with a pool) you feel refreshed and ready to hit the trail again.
Some reasons why this is a great option include:
|Side trails off Pikes Peak Greenway|
- It allows you to ride a longer trail than you normally would since you don't have to go all the way out and back.
- It allows you to combine two trails. For example, I combined the New Santa Fe Regional Trail and the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail.
- It allows you to explore side trails. The Pikes Peak Greenway, for example, has tons of side-trail options including one to historical Colorado City. (See picture w/ trail options above.)
- It allows you to try out new restaurants.
- As mentioned above, it's like going on a mini-vacation with fewer hassles.