|View from the parking area makes it look flat and boring.|
Those of you familiar with ATVs and rock crawlers probably know where this is going. But as an ever-hopeful hiker that sometimes takes thing too literally and tends to not know a lot about motorized things, I made a beeline to find out what the "play areas" would hold.
|"Free Travel Play Areas"|
|Walking in the snowy part of the road|
|Turning down the muddy trail. Can't avoid it now.|
|Views into McElmo Canyon and far away to Mesa Verde.|
After crossing the canyon, climbing up to the rim with a nice view of Sleeping Ute Mountain.
|I head off trail and find some graffiti from 1923. Which makes it a historic inscription.|
|A cool tree. No rope swing here either though.|
|When I finally get near one of the "play areas" there is some of this. And also a lot of ATV tracks. Still, it's nice to just wander around and see what there is to find.|
|Did I cover all the ground? This helped me keep track. Sort of fun.|
BLM's Mud Springs