Houghton is located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and is considered to be one of the “100 Best Small Towns in America”. The city’s culture and cuisine were influenced by the European immigrants, who reached the area to work in the copper mines. Houghton, due to its location, offers to visitors many recreational moments and a grand variety of sports including hockey, snowmobiling, hiking, mountain biking and climbing.
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Mountain Biking in Switzerland Trail, Boulder, Colorado USA
It is an easy going community only 16 mi/25.8 km away from Boulder. Mountain biking is one of the most popular sports in Boulder. One of the best trails is Meyers Homestead Trail. This trail is a wonderful beginner’s ride. It is a wide doubletrack trail, that doesn’t have so many loose sand, rocks or roots.
It gets a little tougher as it climbs to its finishing point. When you arrive at the turnout point, you can stop and enjoy an amazing view of Sugarloaf Mountain, where Switzerland Trail begins at the base, Continental Divide, Indian Peaks and Boulder Canyon. The trail is 5.3 mi/8.5 km long with an elevation gain of 700 ft/213.3 m.
Skill level is regarding physical level, easy and as for technical level, easy too. Trail type is out and back. Best season to ride the trail is May to October. The area is a landmark, so pay attention. If you need local maps, try the USGS Eldorado Springs.
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