The climb up the gravel road was steady, even steep in some places.
By the time you got to the trailhead to the southern-most access to the Colorado Trail, you probably wished you had loaded up the bike and motored to the trailhead instead of taking the scenic route that winds up and through the foothills of the Rockies' San Juan mountain range. Because, right from the start, this trail is rugged, unforgiving.
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