Monday, July 14, 2008
Apex Mountain Bike Ride
My wife is in town, so I had to fore go another attempt on Castle Peak with Brian and stay close to Denver. So in prep for a Kokopelli ride, I decided to take on the Apex trail.
Located just outside of Golden, Colorado, the trail starts at the Heritage Square parking lot. Taking a right at the first trail junction leads to a slope with a perfect grade for climbing (photo 1). This is called the Pick and Sledge trail. The Apex ride up the creek bed is much rockier. Once on top you are treated to a very nice ride through the trees (photo 2).
The trail then leads around the hill and then starts a steep descent off the backside. I endoed on the way down and bruised and scraped my arm and leg (photo 3).