Who Rules The Trail?

To hike up Red Creek Road, a nine-mile zigzag up the side of Red Table Mountain in Colorado's White River National Forest, is to experience what yoga classes aspire to visualize. You wind through canopies of blue spruce trees to emerge in soft meadows of swaying wildflowers. A gurgling stream escorts the trail, and silvery sagebrush perfumes the air.

To ride up the same trail on an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) is to gun a Harley Fat Boy through the yoga class, whooping a great big belly laugh as you send leotarded pixies running for cover. In an hour, you can cover...

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