Buchanan Pass / Camp Dick Trail is a 7.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lyons, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.
April is a little early to ride this trail due to snow drifts but still pretty. Pleasant Valley Resort and Spa is just down the road and is a VERY neat place to stay by yourself or with your horse.
Great fall hike. Not too busy.
Very wet conditions. I'll post some photos. Great workout for my out-of-shape arse, and very technical. Even the 4WD road was tougher to ride than I expected. Gal in Jeep commented, "how the h*** are you doing this on a bike?!?!" Once I crossed the bridge to take the single track trail down, the first 1/4 to 1/2 mile was too tough for me to ride, and I think I'm decent with technical rides. Lots of on & offs. The rest of the downhill was great. I didn't see any other bikers, plenty of hikers. Wet / muddy conditions. If I did it again, I would ride the single trail out and back to avoid the 4WD road. I tracked this with a iPhone, so the GPS gets a little wonky. No cell service with AT&T or TMobile.