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Arroyos & Ditches

Trinidad, Colorado , United States
22 mi




ft elev +


As farmers moved north from New Mexico and implemented traditional irrigation systems, ditches began to be built. Pedaling along this route you’ll see how this method of water distribution is crucial to the agriculture and cattle operations in the Sunflower Valley through the ditches that were created. A mix of abandoned and working ranches create a sense of heritage to this ride. Arroyos carved by water and time seen along the way add a visual texture to a short sub 25 mile route that starts and ends in town.