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Saddle up and ride

New hilly trails within Cortez city limits beckon bikers, hikers
Paul Adams rides one of the new mountain bike trails at the Geer natural area. The trails go along a pond near the industrial park.
Paul Adams rides one of the new mountain bike trails at Pfc. George Raymond Geer Natural Area. The new trail system is north of the Carpenter Natural Area.
If you go

Begin at the west end of the paved Carpenter Natural Area trailhead off Lebanon Road.
The new single-track trail loop is not yet signed and is designed to be ridden in a clockwise direction. Take the lower dirt path to the north that follows an irrigation ditch to a switchback climb. Gain the mesa and enjoy a twisting ride, with some challenging technical aspects and more switchback climbs. Take a break at a rock outcropping with views of the pond, then continue along the trail’s cross-country route that returns to the Carpenter trailhead.
Difficulty: Beginner/Intermediate

Saddle up and ride

Paul Adams rides one of the new mountain bike trails at the Geer natural area. The trails go along a pond near the industrial park.
Paul Adams rides one of the new mountain bike trails at Pfc. George Raymond Geer Natural Area. The new trail system is north of the Carpenter Natural Area.