What did you find in Highlands? I'll be there in Nov.
Beer. If you love New Belgium Brewery's products, Highlands delivered. I found Fat Tire on tap, and many of my other favorites there and are now back home with me.
I did not find any trails though - but had no internet access at all while in the mountains in Sky Valley. We tried the visitor information center in Highlands, and found many hiking trails with incredible waterfalls, but no mountain biking. I did get in some trail riding, but it was just double track off road, but can't complain too much as the views were so spectacular that I got off the bike so often, I began to question whether we should have just walked it.
Gorgeous area, and with a little more planning (rather than last minute on this trip) I am sure we could have found some great places to ride. There was great food, great friends, and great beer to see us through this weekend.