Originally Posted by mjpowhound
Not to hijack, but does anyone know if there is good mountain biking near Cross?
It doesn't sound like there is a lot in that area but there are a few options listed on the BLM's page:
BLM Colorado | Little Snake Field Office | Programs | Recreation | Mountain Biking
Sounds like the Yampa Valley trail through the Cross Mountain area is probably your best option right at Cross. I imagine if you drove a few miles there would be many, many more options.
"Ride Description: The trail segments between Maybell and Cross Mountain are primarily two track routes leading through the rolling sandhills landscape. This area is important winter range for big game wildlife and opportunities to view herds of elk, mule deer and pronghorn are outstanding in the spring. The trail leading over the south end of Cross Mountain begins to take you into the pinyon/juniper woodlands and a spur trial provides access to the Cross Mountain Canyon overlook. The trail segments west of the Deer lodge Road lead to some rugged terrain and steep slopes along the breaks of Twelvemile Mesa. This can be some tough single track riding in remote settings. Big Game wildlife are also abundant in this area. The mesa provides outstanding views of the Lilly Park area and surrounding desert mountains."