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Re: Favorite Colorado Trail Section?

Post by Jakomait » Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:19 am

WVMountaineer wrote:
Wed Dec 02, 2020 12:06 pm
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I've been across it 5 times and all of it is amazing!
That's seriously impressive! All as continuous through hiking for segment(s) at a time?
4x thru "hiked" but on a mountain bike then also sectioned hiked a few 100 miles blocks that cross into the wilderness areas and quite a few very large bike day trips. I've spent a considerable amount of time on that trail and for good reason, its AMAZING!
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Re: Favorite Colorado Trail Section?

Post by ezabielski » Fri Dec 04, 2020 5:14 am

Eddiesville TH to Molas Pass, without a question. I thru hiked the trail. Getting to that section is like the climax at the end of a firework show. The thunderstorms will make you feel that way when you're above treeline for literally days on end ;)
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Re: Favorite Colorado Trail Section?

Post by WVMountaineer » Fri Dec 04, 2020 5:52 pm

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Fri Dec 04, 2020 5:14 am
Eddiesville TH to Molas Pass, without a question. I thru hiked the trail. Getting to that section is like the climax at the end of a firework show. The thunderstorms will make you feel that way when you're above treeline for literally days on end ;)
Had to look it up. This is section 24 for anyone else following along.
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Re: Favorite Colorado Trail Section?

Post by CaptCO » Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:30 pm

WVMountaineer wrote:
Fri Dec 04, 2020 5:52 pm
ezabielski wrote:
Fri Dec 04, 2020 5:14 am
Eddiesville TH to Molas Pass, without a question. I thru hiked the trail. Getting to that section is like the climax at the end of a firework show. The thunderstorms will make you feel that way when you're above treeline for literally days on end ;)
Had to look it up. This is section 24 for anyone else following along.
I sit here at a bar in Creede just frothing at the idea of a CT through this area and the Wem.
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Re: Favorite Colorado Trail Section?

Post by ezabielski » Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:32 pm

WVMountaineer wrote:
Fri Dec 04, 2020 5:52 pm
ezabielski wrote:
Fri Dec 04, 2020 5:14 am
Eddiesville TH to Molas Pass, without a question. I thru hiked the trail. Getting to that section is like the climax at the end of a firework show. The thunderstorms will make you feel that way when you're above treeline for literally days on end ;)
Had to look it up. This is section 24 for anyone else following along.
I never paid too much attention to the segments but it's like 20 through 25. It's 75 miles or so.
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Re: Favorite Colorado Trail Section?

Post by San Juan Ron » Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:19 pm

I have hiked the trail many times and the two areas that you can’t go wrong are the San Juan’s (particularly Segments 20-28) and Collegiate West. Both are primarily above tree line and gorgeous. If I had to pick one segment, it would be going from Stony Pass to Molas Pass (Segment 24) where you get to drop down to the Elk Creek Drainage. One other area to consider is the CT from Breckenridge to Tennessee Pass where you cross the Tenmile Range, drop down to Copper Mountain, and then head up and over Searle Pass, Elk Ridge and Kokomo Pass and drop down to go through Camp Hale and over to Tennessee Pass.
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Re: Favorite Colorado Trail Section?

Post by WVMountaineer » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:21 pm

Thank you for the suggestions everyone!
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