Situated in Fort Collins, Colorado, the Indian Summer Trail serves as an engaging optional loop connected to the main Blue Sky Trail. Clocking in at 2 miles and boasting a moderate elevation gain of 350 feet, the trail offers intermediate-level riders a refreshing yet challenging detour.
To begin your adventure on Indian Summer, locate the starting point southwest of the Rimrock intersection, directly connected to the Blue Sky Trail. This offers the convenience of expanding your ride without having to scout separate starting locations.
The track mostly consists of packed dirt studded with small, embedded rocks. Contrary to the deceptive simplicity, Indian Summer serves a few technical sections to keep riders alert.
The elevation profile differs considerably depending on the riding direction. Going north to south, or counterclockwise, presents a more gradual climb, while the opposite direction demands dealing with steeper inclines.
Indian Summer may not be everyone's cup of tea, given its sun exposure and more technical nature. Yet for those seeking additional mileage and complexity, it presents an excellent opportunity to enhance your ride on Blue Sky. Just remember to plan accordingly for the weather and sun exposure, and you're in for a rewarding experience.