With the heavy winter snow, recent rains and the eager anticipation of Monsoon season the wildflowers in the high country are simply incredible! Activities like wildflower viewing, birdwatching, picnics and other outdoor adventures are a great way to enjoy our beautiful public lands! The photos below were taken during a recent bikepacking adventure along the Mancos Spur Trail. Remember to practice 'Leave No Trace' principles to ensure the flowers are there for others to enjoy as well!
At MTG's first participation in the Mancos Days parade our big hair, bright colors and high energy earned us a 2nd place award! We're pretty proud of that and hope that the publicity will encourage more people to come out for trail work and to enjoy the many local trails near Mancos. In case you needed any convincing, we have a lot of fun out on the trails.
If you've enjoyed the trails at Aqueduct recently you've seen the new signs! Since we began building the Aqueduct Trail system three years ago, we kept getting requests for better signage. Now that the trail system is complete, the wait is over and you can view important information like direction of travel, mileage, 'you are here' and more at each intersection. Although the MTG website features beautiful trail maps created by board member Howard Kalnitz and we've updated popular trail apps; having trail signs at each intersection is a huge improvement and really enhances the experience for trail users. A huge 'Thank you' of appreciation to the BLM for funding and installing the improved signs!