Monday, December 8, 2014

The Midland Trail

Here's a bit of a photo esay of one of the local Rail-Trails, here in Colorado Springs, CO. It's called the Midland Trail, it starts in America The Beautifual Park, located in downtown Colorado Springs, CO. off our Colorado Ave. and Chymino Road. You start out crossing over a bridge over Fountain Creek and head west by 8th. St. and continue to 21st. St., then you have to do a jog up to the next left off of 21st. street and head to 25th. St., take a left and go down to where the road starts to curve and you'll see the Midland Trail sign. This goes by a creek and under 26th. St. and continues to 31st. St. You cross with the light to continue to Ridge Road. At the trail stop sign turn left and heading west on Colorado Ave. you will see a sign to continue the trail to where it hooks up and becomes, The Creekside Trail heading into Manitou Springs. The cement surface ends at the park with the Manitou Swimming Pool. If you want it continues although it's now a dirt surface to hook up to a back road into Manitou and Veterans Park. I usually only go to the Swimming Pool and then turn around to head back. Here's a few photos:
This is the bridge out of Americal The Beautiful Park, head west to access the Trail!
Manitou Springs Swimming Pool Park
One of many little bridges from 26th. to 31st. Street along the Midland Trail
My bike, 1993 Mongoose Switchback Ridged MTB, just past 26th. Street.

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