Colorado 14ers – Sunday, Carbondale, Basalt and the Roaring Fork River

Bike riding today… Lizzy and Ted outfitted us with bikes and we rode the Rio Grande Trail, a rails-to-trail conversion that runs the length of the valley. Starting in Carbondale we rode south to Basalt, then back up to Willits for a burger at Sure Thing.

On the southbound loop the trail runs alongside the Roaring Fork river.

Basalt is 12 miles away, and holds their Farmers Market on Sunday, so we looked over the local wines, Palisade peaches, breads (and cookies which became a pre-lunch snack.)

Riding back up to Willit for lunch for a burger to refuel for the ride home

Well, Sure Thing was a sure thing – no wonder everyone wanted to stop.  The burgers are great, the fries are fresh and smoking hot and bonus points for a free soft-serve cone afterwards – as if you needed one after all that!

Yours truly adding to the blog (in a rather familiar Carbondale spot – PD)

Carbondale has this fantastic setting with Mt. Sopris defining everyone’s back yard.

Highlights:

Meals: Turkey burger at Sure Thing and popcorn and root beer floats with Lizzy and Ted.

Wildlife: Greg and Lizzy sight a fox along the trail.

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