Sure, lots of trails in Colorado are beautiful, but this one actually took my breath away. Now, maybe it happened while I was laboring up the uphill climb, but regardless, this is a very pretty trail. It follows alongside the creek for its duration and passes through lush, beautiful forest. There are cool rock cliffs and outcroppings along the way as well.
As for the actual riding, it's not too shabby either. It's mostly easy riding and then suddenly there will be a hard technical move you have to make to get over a rock or a root. Then it's back to awesome cruising through the trees. The trail crosses back and forth over the creek many times. Almost all of these creek crossings have "bridges." In some cases, they actually are pretty cool little ladder bridges that you can ride on. In other cases, they are merely logs laid next to each other across the creek. I know some of you are awesome enough to ride those logs (I'm not).
Along the way, the trail intersects with the Donner Pass Trail #926 - Glen Haven Segment
and the Donner Cutoff Trail #926-1
. After the latter, this trail gets pretty darn tough to follow. It looks as if very few people follow the trail out that far. Depending on the time of year you may simply be bushwhacking to continue following it very far.