When Mother Nature dumps a ton of snow on the Grand Valley, some of the more popular trails tend to become a bit soggy and difficult to walk. When weather gets crummy, what's the best local trail to hike?

Waylon Jordan

The Audubon Trail is paved and well maintained. Even under snowy conditions, the trail is level and mostly clear. Do be careful, though, since some icy conditions do exist.

Waylon Jordan

Little Park Road and Bangs Canyon can be a little rough in the snow. The trails are well marked, and most remain visible even in heavy snow. Trails such as Gunny Loop can be a little difficult, but some people get of on "difficult."

After last week's snow, Lunch Loop was an absolute disaster. What looked like ice was in fact some kind of nasty slush-like-funk. I discovered this only after I had shoes filled with an icy, soggy, brownish sludge. I sincerely hope it was semi-frozen mud.