This trail travels past an old train trestle, over two bridges, and along segments of the historic Rio Grande Southern Railway. Much of the trail is singletrack, though the southern portion now follows dirt roads.
There are some steep drop-offs to the river below, but with waterfalls, edible wild berries, and just amazing scenery, this is a perfect beginner mountain bike ride. The grade never exceeds that of a train line, so while it climbs continuously, it's never steep.
While it's good for all ability levels, it does get a little winding through some rocky bits and has a couple of sections with drops on one side.