Monday, June 18, 2012

City of Rocks: Circle Creek Trail

Sunday June 17 2012

Sunday we did the most spectacular trail in City of Rocks National Reserve - the loop up one side of Circle Creek, past Elephant Rock, along Rat Poop Trail, past the Bread Loaves (very popular climbing rock), way up into the aspen and fir forests to Indian Grove, and down the other side of Circle Creek. We'll probably do this trail on Day 1 and Day 4 of the July 11-14 endurance ride.

Jose and I are passing through where one of the vet checks will be.

Judy and Milan 

Just a spectacular view of the Circle Creek valley

Steph and Rhett pointing out something else spectacular

You can see my previous stories, and more photos and information on the ride at

And… videos to come!


  1. I love the terrain there. So beautiful!

  2. a friend of mine and i were just talking about your posts today while we were riding... and how they make us want to buy one-way tickets out to you.

  3. I could use a little of your sunshine! Hey, I posted a video of mama Raven feeding her fledgling in today's post.

  4. Once again, spectacular trails. It's going to be a great ride for all concerned.

  5. Good job, Merri..thanks for the updates..looks like so much fun!