This is the claassic, Durango, "it's winter, and snowy, but I wanna
ride my bike" ride. A short 40 minutes south, but a world away in
terms of terrain and topography. The Alien Run is just outside of
Aztec, New Mexico. Supposedly back in the fifties a UFO crashed
here and the government moved in and cleaned it all up and hauled it
away and erased everyone's memories. There used to be a plaque out in
the trail that told the story of the crash and the government cover up,
unfortunately someone elected to steal it, thus depriving the rest of
us of a nice bit of Western Americana Cheeziness.
Luckily the trail is quite enjoyable and engaging in it's own right.