Float the Grinders (43 miles, Gravel)
This gravel route connecting New Ulm, Fayetteville, and Ellinger has two water crossings of Cummin's Creek and a stop at famous Hruska's for the national pastry of Texas: kolaches. The area is steeped in local German and Czech immigrant history.
Please check stream flow conditions prior to attempting this ride. The Redgate Creek USGS gauge near Columbus should have similar conditions.
Discharge and gauge height should be median or less for safe crossing. Do not attempt to cross during high or rising discharge or height periods. During normal conditions, the crossings are ride-able or walk-able.