“A fun, quick loop around Doe Mountain, worthy of a few laps.”
— Tyler Williams
This is a nice link up of a some newer and some older trails in the Dry Creek area. It is a pretty short, quick loop which makes it nice if you have limited time or for beginning riders.
From the Aerie
Trailhead, head southeast towards the Cockscomb
on the Aerie
Trail. When you reach the Cockscomb
you'll head north towards the Dawa and Cockscomb
trails. This whole first section is generally moderate, with some twists and turns and very short climbs and small rock obstacles.
At the T junction you'll turn left (west) on the Cockscomb
Trail, an easy old two-track that takes you through a fence and eventually meets up with the Aerie
trail north of Doe Mountain. Turn left here and head up the Aerie
trail which climbs somewhat steeply up some switchbacks and then winds through pinyon juniper forest and some easy/moderate rocky sections on the side of Doe Mountain; you'll pass the Doe Mountain Trail and the paved road to the Aerie
housing development before ending right where you started, at the Aerie