Thursday, August 21, 2008

Glenwood Canyon Run

Glenwood Canyon is one of the prettiest stretches of I70 in Colorado. If you've driven through it before, you know what I mean.

Well, in keeping with my tradition of going for a "fun" run on our trips, I ventured out of Glenwood Springs and followed the bike path that is nestled between I70 & the Colorado river. I didn't run the entire canyon, as that out & back run would have equaled a marathon. Managed about 20 miles instead.

My first attempt had me heading out for the run at 5:00am on Saturday. I was looking forward to an early morning run and catching the sunrise. As expected, it was dark out and as I got to the entrance of the canyon I felt like I was standing on the edge of a black hole. There were no lights and it kind of freaked me out. That combined with the fact that there was early morning lightning all around me...I decided to turn back after only a mile.

Take two occurred later that morning and it was a much better experience. The canyon was beautiful and a totally different perspective seeing it by foot versus flying through at 65. If you ever get the chance to bike it, raft it, or run it.