Connecting the Canyons

With the mild winter we’ve had out West, it hasn’t been much of a challenge to ride all year. Trails that are normally buried in snow in February are in perfect shape for riding, and it hasn’t been uncommon to ride in shorts and t-shirts. This has given trail builders a head start at completing the Kings Canyon to Ash Canyon trail, and allowed many riders and hikers to get a sneak peek at what this new trail has to offer. If you haven’t had a chance to see the trail yet, here’s an excellent video from Brent Ruybalid that gives you a good feel for what it’s like to ride it.

Connecting the Canyons from Brent Ruybalid on Vimeo.

Finishing touches on the trail are being completed by Muscle Powered and the City, including finishing the Ash Canyon bridge, trail kiosks, and signage. As long as winter doesn’t return with a vengeance, it shouldn’t be much longer before the trail has its grand opening! When the trail is officially completed, more information, statistics, and details will be posted to help you plan your ride. In the meantime, here are some more photos of the trail:

Ash Canyon Bridge
New trail kiosk on the Ash Canyon side

Ash Canyon Bridge
Ash Canyon bridge almost complete

Ash Canyon to Kings Canyon
Kings Canyon trailhead

Ash to Kings Canyon Trail
View of Carson City from the trail

Kings Canyon to Ash Canyon Trail
High point of the ride

Ash Canyon to Kings Canyon
Crossing an upper Kings Canyon waterfall

Ash Canyon to Kings Canyon
A ride through the woods

Ash Canyon to Kings Canyon
View of Washoe Valley from the trail

Ash Canyon to Kings Canyon
Your own personal roller coaster!

A Google Earth view of the trail

This trail was made possible largely in part to Recreational Trails Program grants secured through Nevada State Parks!

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