Pack a lunch, cold drinks, etc. It will be too far to get back to the convenience store in town. Then you can take the time to check out the old foundations and trails. There's supposed to be 8 Secrets to Valles Mines. Several mining villages, 74 former houses and 250 years of history are only a start. Mining ended long ago but the roads and trails all go somewhere. But where... The Rock Road went back to the General Store, 5 1/2 miles total. Take French Village Road to the Lakes to add a couple of miles. You cannot imagine so much solitude this close to the city. Getting dropped off at the Radio Tower to start cuts it down to about 2 1/2 miles if you gotta get back to town."
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