Call it Fall if you want to, but what I like to call the "bonus season" is upon us as a ridge in late September and October makes for beautiful weather, cool mornings, and sparkling afternoons. Add the changing leaves and you have simply spectacular weather for mountain biking, hiking, or any other outdoor pursuits that don't require snow or ice.
Reds, oranges, and yellows are now dotting the Corner Canyon area and temperatures are near ideal for a steady morning climb.
It's bittersweet to ride in the Corner Canyon area knowing that expansion of trails in the Avenues foothills remains paused. Corner Canyon has a great trail network, with a mixture of hiking trails, mixed use trails, and downhill bike flow trails.
I'm old enough to remember riding there on the old ATV and jeep trails before there was development. Those trails have now been supplemented with better engineered single track trails, greatly expanding the riding and hiking potential. I look forward to seeing the trails proposed for the Avenues foothills finished and hope it happens sooner rather than later.