Colorado Trail Segment 26

Colorado Trail Segment 26 of 28

Our pace was quick, our focus acute, we were only 53 miles away from the southern terminus of the Colorado Trail. Colorado Trail Segment 26 of 28 Start: Bolam Pass Road End: Hotel Draw Road Distance: 10.9 miles Where segment 26 might be short on mileage, it makes up with big views. Perhaps better put, … Continue reading Colorado Trail Segment 26 of 28

Colorado Trail Segment 25

Colorado Trail Segment 25 of 28

There was a sense of harmony in this place. We needed to pass through it, but didn't want to disturb the energy. Peacefully we made our way across, absorbing it's beauty and leaving no trace of ourselves. Colorado Trail Segment 25 of 28 Start: Molas Pass End: Bolam Pass Road Distance: 20.9 miles After a … Continue reading Colorado Trail Segment 25 of 28

Colorado Trail Segment 24

Colorado Trail Segment 24 of 28

If the avalanche debris we were finding off on the side of the road was any determination to what we were bypassing in Elk Creek, we were assured of our decision to take the detour. Colorado Trail Segment 24 of 28 Start: Stony Pass TH End: Silverton Distance: 10.8 miles Decisions. At the beginning of … Continue reading Colorado Trail Segment 24 of 28

Colorado Trail Segment 23

Colorado Trail Segment 23 of 28

Traveling in the alpine region for this long was a special treat for us that we will cherish for a long time to come. Sunsets, sunrises, extreme views and starlit skies beyond imagination made for great moments and everlasting memories. Colorado Trail Segment 23 of 28 Start: Carson Saddle End: Stony Pass TH Distance: 15.9 … Continue reading Colorado Trail Segment 23 of 28

colorado trail segment 22

Colorado Trail Segment 22 of 28

We found an inviting saddle to camp in that would offer, not only a great sunset in the coming minutes, an incredible sunrise the next morning, but also a starlit sky that night like nothing we had ever seen before. Colorado Trail Segment 22 of 28 Start: Spring Creek Pass TH End: Carson Saddle Distance: … Continue reading Colorado Trail Segment 22 of 28

Colorado Trail Segment 21

Colorado Trail Segment 21 of 28

We neared a known avalanche debris field and began a tedious game of "where is the trail" in the dark. Our headlamps allowed us to see only so far. Colorado Trail Segment 21 of 28 Start: San Luis Pass End: Spring Creek Pass TH Distance: 14.8 miles We were in the thick of the alpine … Continue reading Colorado Trail Segment 21 of 28

Colorado Trail Segment 20

Colorado Trail Segment 20 of 28

We paused, looking forward into segment 21 and were in awe of the trail as it climbed straight up the other side of the valley as if a stairway to heaven. We had arrived, we were in the San Juan Mountains. We pushed on in silence. Colorado Trail Segment 20 of 28 Start: Eddiesville TH … Continue reading Colorado Trail Segment 20 of 28

Colorado Trail Segment 19

Colorado Trail Segment 19 of 28

The bridge crossing, more like log crossing, had been washed out earlier in the season, so we took off our shoes and waded through the cold waters to the other side. It was invigorating. Colorado Trail Segment 19 of 28 Start: Saguache Park Rd End: Eddiesville TH Distance: 13.7 Miles Segment 19 begins with more … Continue reading Colorado Trail Segment 19 of 28

Colorado Trail Segment 18

Colorado Trail Segment 18 of 28

It was just a quiet stroll through a place lost in time. Nothing out here spoke of modern man. It was just earth, sky and far off mountains as far as the eye could see. Colorado Trail Segment 18 of 28 Start: CO Hwy 114 End: Saguache Park Rd Distance: 13.8 Miles What a difference … Continue reading Colorado Trail Segment 18 of 28

Colorado Trail Segment 17

Colorado Trail Segment 17 of 28

The thunder cracked, the rain began to increase and we found ourselves pitching our tent on an awkward hillside trying to take shelter. Colorado Trail Segment 17 of 28 Start: Sargents Mesa End: CO Hwy 114 Distance: 20.4 Miles Sleep deprivation is not a good thing when you are hiking 15 - 20 miles a … Continue reading Colorado Trail Segment 17 of 28