|View from the top north towards Castle Rock|
|Looking back along the old RR grade up the east face of Quarry Mesa|
This trail also connects to the Rhyolite Regional Park and the Rhyolite Bike Park just off Crystal Valley Parkway. A Cyclocross course exists in the Rhyolite Bike Park at the mesa bottom.
The hike to the top up the old RR route was not too steep, and it winds around the north side giving an overview of the Cyclocross course below. It was windy when we went and we were surprised at how large the area at the top really is. It is easy to imagine how this looked before mining. We even saw a bluebird when we returned to our car.
|Following the road on top around the east side|
Restrooms are available at Rhyolite Regional Park.
Please beware of rattlesnakes while using this trail.
|Pikes peak in the distance to the south, next to a cairn|
A Quarry Mesa Trail Map is available HERE.
A link to Rhyolite Regional Park is HERE.
|View of the grassland at the top of the mesa, this is huge!|