Sometimes life throws a wrench into your plans and you have to sit out on some fun, only to experience something awesome!
I recently got the opportunity to travel to Del Norte, Colorado for a media gathering at the Windsor Hotel. The hotel hosted a select group of journalists and industry professionals to come out for three days of exploring the area, experiencing the town and enjoying beautiful weather in the San Louis Valley.
Earlier in that week I had taken a silly crash on my bike, meaning I wouldn't be able to ride the trails in Del Norte. At first I was super bummed and hesitant to want to go. Then I got word from Kevin with Windsor Hotel that he could line me up on a private plane ride around the valley to scope the terrain and trails from the sky. How could I not go?!
Bright and early on a Tuesday morning I met up with local pilot and honey farmer, Tom Haefeli. Tom took me out to the small local airport where we then loaded into his two person plane. This was going to be awesome!
I must say, the trails and terrain around Del Norte looks amazing! The diversity and extent of what is available is very surprising. For anyone that is looking to ride a new and relatively unknown area in Colorado, I would HIGHLY recommend Del Norte. When you go, stay in the newly restored Windsor Hotel and be sure to have dinner there as well. The food is superb.