Here's a great hike some of you might enjoy. The Cat Creek trail is accessed near the Terrace, along Road 250. As you see the first Rio Grande National Forest sign, keep your eyes peeled for the Cat Creek sign.
The trail head is obvious and offers handy parking. The first quarter mile of the trail is a little rocky and sometimes wet because it follows Cat Creek. After clearing the first section, it opens up to a lush green meadow with fantastic rock outcroppings. As you continue on the trail, it enters heavily wooded forest offering a most enjoyable trek. The trail crosses Cat Creek many times and gives many opportunities to splash in the cool water of the creek.
After the first mile or two, the forest is quite amazing. There is no shortage of logs and tree stumps to sit and enjoy the scenery. A lot of us have been in the area for quite some time yet this trail is one of the least explored. If you're looking for something different to do, this might be just the ticket!