Summer is winding down fast in the Colorado High Country so this past Wednesday we decided to take advantage of a beautiful summer/fall day and ride the Lenawee Trail which start at the top of Arapahoe Basin and ends in Peru Creek near the town of Montezuma. The ride start with a grueling uphill from the base of A-Basin to the top. 1,600 feet in only 2.5 miles. The reward is 10 miles of descent from 12,5000 feet back down to Keystone at 9,500 feet. If you ever want a really nice, relatively short, ride that winds through mountain tundra, spruce forests and aspen groves I highly recomend this one!
Dc making the first turn on Lenawee Trail. The first few miles is all above treelike.