Fall Ride on the Dyke Trail

(Last Updated On: October 20, 2014)

Some trails never get old. I can ride them over and over again without loss of love, never getting bored of each twist or turn or bump or stump. The Dyke is one of those trails.

It was just before the second snowstorm of the season rolled it. My friend Susan and I had plans for a fall ride on the Dyke Trail and we actually bumped it up a day to avoid the oncoming front. It was surprisingly warm for October. And wonderfully beautiful at the same time.

Here’s a few pics.
Susan Mol, fall ride on the Dyke Trail near Crested Butte

Susan Mol, fall ride on the Dyke Trail near Crested Butte

Susan Mol, fall ride on the Dyke Trail near Crested Butte

Susan Mol rounding out a scenic spot during a fall ride on the Dyke Trail in Crested Butte, CO

The trail through the forest was enticing with golden leaves all around.
Susan Mol during a fall ride on the Dyke Trail in Crested Butte, CO

fall ride on the Dyke Trail

The scenery on the Dyke is more magical in the fall.
fall ride on the Dyke Trail near Crested Butte, CO

The geologic dyke for which the trail is named.
The geologic dyke on the Dyke Trail near Crested Butte

I soaked in the last of the rainbow-tree scene, knowing that this would likely be the last of it for the season.
Rainbow of colors on a fall ride on the Dyke Trail near Crested Butte, CO

The downhill on the Dyke is one of the best.
Susan Mol enjoying the downhill during a fall ride on the Dyke Trail near Crested Butte, CO

But, perhaps the views at the end of the trail are some of the best of all:
Beckwith seen during the fall from Horse Ranch near Crested Butte

The Dyke during the fall is pretty spectacular πŸ™‚
The Dyke seen from Horse Ranch Park near Crested Butte

The next day the storm came. With the storm came high winds, causing most of the leaves on our trees to fall for the season. But, it also dropped some fresh snow on our highest peaks – enough for us to enjoy our first ski outing.

I am glad to have had one last taste of fall before it really vanished with the wind πŸ™‚

Brittany Walker Konsella

Aside from skiing, biking, and all outdoorsy things,Brittany Walker Konsella also loves smiles and chocolate πŸ™‚ Even though she excels at higher level math and chemistry, she still confuses left from right. Find out more about Brittany!

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Aside from skiing, biking, and all outdoorsy things, Brittany Walker Konsella also loves smiles and chocolate :) Even though she excels at higher level math and chemistry, she still confuses left from right. Find out more about Brittany!

4 thoughts on “Fall Ride on the Dyke Trail

  • October 21, 2014 at 1:13 pm
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    Why do you always leave me speechless with your stories & pics! Short of adjectives to describe how beautiful it’s over there! Thx for sharing this beauty!

  • October 21, 2014 at 5:00 pm
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    Thanks Michal! I run out of adjectives too. That’s why I sometimes just post pictures. As they say, “A picture is worth a thousand words” πŸ™‚

  • October 22, 2014 at 10:21 am
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    Oh yeah! That is the best time to ride the Dyke trail. So jealous and yet so thankful you got out there and got some cool photos! Lets meet up in Fruita next month since winter seems to not be here yet. πŸ˜‰

  • October 23, 2014 at 1:27 pm
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    Yes, Colin, it would be good to do a little Fruita fun πŸ™‚ Keep in touch!

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