HAM Trail, aka “Spiro Light”
HAM trail is a great option for those looking for a shorter ride than the full Armstrong to Spiro loop. The trail stays below Mid-Mountain, so it’s typically ready to ride by late May. While it’s simply a connector trail between Armstrong and Spiro, it’s a fun little rip that when linked up with Spiro makes for a fast and flowy, 3ish mile descent through the trees.
Getting to HAM Trail
The only suggested way to get to HAM trail is to climb up Armstrong via the Spiro/Armstrong trailhead in Thaynes Canyon. You’ll reach the HAM junction after about 3.7 miles of mellow-grade climbing. While you can alternatively access HAM by climbing Spiro, this is strongly not advised as Spiro sees significant, high-speed, downhill traffic.
When to Ride HAM Trail
HAM trail is typically snow-free by mid-May. It’s relatively sheltered making it a great option all-year round, however, our favorite time to ride is spring and fall.
HAM Apres Bike
If you’re looping HAM with Armstrong & Spiro, check out Silver Star Cafe for post-ride beers and burgers.