Blue Sky to Indian Summer
ElevationAscent: 957' 292 m
Descent: -957' -292 m
High: 5,796' 1,767 m
Low: 5,442' 1,659 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 17% (10°)
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“A short and casual ride, perfect for those after-work excursions.”— Ian Stewart
Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown
Note that Blue Sky does have quite a number of blind turns and the trail can be quite popular on weekends, so be careful.
Need to Know
At about 3.5 miles you'll hit the intersection with the Rim Rock trail. Continue straight (right) on Blue Sky to descend towards Indian Summer. Watch your speed, as the bottom of this descent turns somewhat sharply to the right on usually very loose sand.
When the singletrack becomes road, follow this to the left for about half a mile before the trail continues on the right. Shortly after you'll hit the Indian Summer intersection which you follow up to the right. This will climb up a few hundred feet on low-grade switchbacks before you get to descend back down on intermediate terrain.
At the bottom, you'll pop out where you initially turned left onto the road. Blue Sky continues straight ahead. Take this back to the trailhead.
Local Club: Overland Mountain Bike Club
Oct 28, 2019: 2019 Trail Appreciation & Season Ending Party
Land Manager: Larimer County, Colorado