Brainard Lake from Nederland
July 21 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
This one of the author’s favorite rides. Not too long or difficult, it just feels good. We leave from the Nederland Visitor’s Center after parking in the Nederland Park-N-Ride lot a couple blocks to the northwest or where you can find it. We then head north on the Peak to Peak Highway and ride to Ward. Ward offers us a nice potty break and snack break at the ‘General Store’ if we are so inclined. Or we can catch it on the way back, or not. Just outside Ward we take a left and head west into the Indian Peaks area. When we get to Brainard Lake we loop it counterclockwise. We can also take the short out-and-back segments to the hiking trailhead parking lots on the far side of the Lake. Then it is just back to Nederland on the same route.