Western Colorado has enjoyed several days of light rain. Should this keep you from enjoying Grand Junction's awesome trails? HECK, NO! Now's the time to get out and walk or jog the Audubon Trail. Here are five reasons why.

It appears as though today might bring about the end of this five-day streak of light rain throughout Western Colorado. We're back to sunny and highs near 80 tomorrow (May 11).

Rain may not be your thing, but you shouldn't let it deter you from visiting local trails. Just the opposite. Believe it or not, several benefits come with rainy conditions. Here are five that come to mind:

  1. Cooler temperatures.
  2. You can get in longer walks.
  3. You'll see wildlife which would typically remain hidden during normal conditions. The owls on the Audubon Trail love to come out and take a bath during the rain. (see video below)
  4. With the thirsty ground, we have around here, rain doesn't always equal mud. In any event, the Audubon Trail is a paved start to finish.
  5. You won’t have to clean your shoes.

We don't exactly get a tremendous amount of rain here in Western Colorado. When we do it can be a real treat. A four-month stretch of hot summer heat is sneaking up on us quick. Get out and enjoy a little rain on the Audubon Trail today.