We have more snow at our house now then we have had all winter, it's turning warm and dry again but in my snow malaise I've continued thinking about what kind of weekend getaways we can make this year and trips that are budget friendly. There's a place in Colorado called Eagle, it's just past Vail on I70 and on the way to a lot of other places such as Fruita and Utah beyond. But it has come to my awareness in the last few years that there are some really sweet trails in Eagle and they keep building more of them. The nice thing about Eagle is the absence of crowded trails, it's relatively close to home, about 3 hours drive time and has a variety of trail riding from high desert dirt in the Pinon and Juniper to altitude riding in the Aspens. I'm planning on checking this area out this spring/summer. There is terrific camping in the area and along Eagle river and of course that means good fly fishing for Craig. It makes for a solid overnighter without a long drive home which is nice and easy on the pocket book. I've got a good map of the area and some beta from other riders so now we just need to pick a weekend to head out and explore.