... (CT). Total Distance: 20.1 mi. Due to snow constraints, I had to wait until June to begin Segment 6 (Kenosha Pass). As everyone can relate, that did not exactly go to plan. Colorado Trail Segment 7 of 28. The entire section was beautiful, the aspen groves were spectacular and the views near Shavano were also a highlight. I only hiked a small portion (from Angel of Shavano campground/county road 240) to the trailhead of Mt. 5 stars = spectacular hike The segment is mostly through open fields, rolling hills and ends on beautiful Kenosha Pass which is littered with Aspen Trees. Nice for early in the season. Chalk Creek TH to US-50. Easy to follow and beautiful view from the top. We wanted to camp in this area. One dog on leash, one trail runner, three mountain bikers, and about 5-6 other hikers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. As … The trailhead is named for an annual occurrence each spring, when the remaining snow on the face of the mountain takes on the shape of an angel from afar. End: Gold Hill TH. We did this in 3 days from S to N. The first and middle sections are the prettiest with lots of trees, streams, and camping spots. A really great trail!!! SEGMENT 14. Colorado Trail Segment 4 is by far the most pretty of the first 4 segments while working through 16.6 miles of hiking and 3,330 feet of elevation gain. Colorado Trail: Segment 14 is a 27.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Salida, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers. There is a Mount Princeton Hot Springs sign at the turn. General Info; On the CT: The Bike; On the CT: The Boots; On the CT: The Gear; On the CT: The Videos; On the CT: The Presentation w/ Q&A; Segment 14: Chalk Creek TH. Colorado Trail Segment 27 Hotel Draw Road to Kennebec Trailhead . Doesn't get any better than this! First Previous Next Last. Elevations run from just below 11,000 feet at Spring Creek Pass to 13,271 feet near Coney Summit. Date: Aug 31, 2011. From here the trail follows close to the road, criss-crossing it several times. Mt. Long before the pandemic I’d hoped to quit my job earlier this summer to thru-hike about ¾ of the Colorado Trail. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Legend says that the angel represents an Indian Princess, who prayed to stop a severe drought that ended in sacrifice. 100 Miles: I crawled out pretty early. The mountains and fall trees are so picture perfect !We are visiting here from Texas and the peace and tranquility is very nice.. Our 2 dogs loved it! http://www.coloradotrail.org/. And the hike down to 273 easily trail run-able. I was a bit out of shape but the trail was so wonderful I had nothing to complain about!! Trail Summary: The Colorado Trail is a 485 mile hike that starts near Denver and ends in Durango, Colorado. This 17.2-mile segment of the Colorado Trail is arguably the finest segment of the entire Colorado Trail. US-50 to Marshall Pass Trailhead: Mileage: 14.3 miles: Elevation Gain: 3,576 feet: COCHETOPA VALLEY. As per usual for accessing the various segments of the CT, you will likely want a 4x4 vehicle to reach this point. As you leave Marshall Pass, you will enter the cattle country of Cochetopa Valley. Trail was well marked, plenty of water sources after the first 6 miles. All Trails: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/recording/activity-3777864258. Hiked segment in two days with a day in between to climb Shavano. No snow (on the ground), ice, rain or mud. So not heavily trafficked. Did about three miles round trip from the chalk creek trailhead-- nice hike with beautiful views from the ridge. Thru-hikers hike the entire trail from one end to the other in usually a little over one month. It affects those who travel CT Segment 12 from mile 0.0 to 0.5 (part of the CT Collegiate East) as the Trail passes through the Clear Creek Reservoir State Wildlife Area (SWA). Lots of creeks for water and beautiful aspens on the southern side! Hello,McFly, McFly, anybody home? We did it in 2 days 13 miles the first day 9 the second. Some bikers would have wiped us out if we had been coming around a blind curve. Single Speeding on The Colorado Trail Adventures @ the Back of the Pack. Here are the details. 68.8 miles, 12,280 ft (gps showed 77.4 miles and 13,475 ft) Me and John. The trail is in great condition. AND the 2012 ‘blowdown’ near the midpoint of the segment was NUTS! 4 stars = lovely hike, would happily do again The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and backpacking. Great trail. 3 stars = enjoyed the hike, but not inclined to revisit. A nearby route goes up Mount Shavano, another fourteener. Great time w/ my 78 year old dad! We saw the great campsites that had been our goal the previous day. This segment was easy to moderate for this moderate hiker with a 30 lb pack. Yep, … MAP: Trails Illustrated PERMITS: none (easy self-registration for wilderness areas) DESIGNATION: primarily 7 different National Forests BEST SEASONS: July, August, September DISTANCE: 485 miles from Denver to Durango WATER: I thru-hiked with 4 liters capacity. Great camping spots 6.5 and 15 miles in for backpacking. Browns Creek and Little Browns Creek Trail, Chinaman Gulch and Carnage Canyon OHV Trail, Mount Antero via Wagon and Little Browns Creek Trail, Poplar Gulch, Tincup Pass, and Timberline OHV Trail, Hancock Lake OHV Trail via Country Road 295. Hike-a-Bike: 6.5 mi. Destination: Angel of Shavano TH Start Location: After Chalk Creek Today's Miles: 13.30. I also went up the Shavano trail about a mile. There is a very nice campground near (south of) Angel of Shavano trailhead with clean restrooms and a manager who threw away my garbage and offered me well water. One of my top days on the trail for sure. Did about 4 miles round trip to top of ridge at 9320 ft. A lot of hummingbirds. 42.7 miles, 7,642 ft, 9hrs 25mins. The Colorado Trail is divided into 33 segments which includes a choice of two routes in the … by Gordon | Jun 14, 2020 The Colorado Trail (CT) covers about 500 miles from Denver to Durango, Colorado. Colorado Trail Segment 14 Chalk Creek TH to Route 50 20.4 miles 4,007 feet up 3,531 feet down Would love to finish the segment one day, seems very doable. The ultimate hiker jackpot. Once you leave the Monarch Crest Trail, things start to get interesting. Segment 14 of the Colorado Trail starts at the Chalk Creek Trailhead. no snow. For 485 miles between Denver and Durango, the Colorado Trail (CT) winds over rocky, 13,000-foot peaks and passes, through wildflower-filled meadows, in and out of dusty mining towns, and past snow-clad vistas as it draws a line through Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. Antero can be accessed by taking the Little Browns Creek Trail from CT segment 14, which you’ll find 6.15 miles from the Chalk Creek TH (38.6699, -106.1817). Probably easy with a light pack. Wildlife, Create Recommended Route or The sections around the trailheads for the 14ers had lots of people and bikers. Disappointed this app does not provide the Colorado section of the Continental Devide in its entirety. Shavano. Did partial of this trail catching it at 290 and hiking up and over to 273 intersection. Segment 14 was lightly trafficked on Labor Day weekend. What an AWESOME section through the Colorado Wilderness. Start: Copper Mountain. We went just 5.75 miles in, ate lunch, then went back to the Chalk Creek Trailhead where we started. The first section from HW 50 to Shavano campground was certainly the most secluded. Trip Miles: 102.50. Ran this solo S to N back in July of 2020 in one push. It opens up with great views but there are a … Single Speeding on The Colorado Trail Adventures @ the Back of the Pack. Chalk Creek Trailhead to US-50: Mileage: 20.4 miles: Elevation Gain: 4,007 feet: SEGMENT 15. View of Arkansas River Valley was a wide pano. Mostly shaded trail except at noon. Colorado Trail Segment 5 is by far the most pretty of the first 5 segments while working through 14.6 miles of hiking and 1,858 feet of elevation gain. Little Browns Creek Trail is a wonderful trail, but will intersect with the 4WD road to Antero, which will be a depart from the relative quietness of the CT. Enjoy the solitude. Distance: 13.2 Miles. Highlights include the Collegiate Range, where multiple 14ers are just off trail and can easily be climbed, and the San Juan Mountains, where the trail remains above tree line for days at a time and climbs to elevations of over 13,000’. The only semi-difficult portion was the initial ascent of about 1000 feet in the first 1.5 miles, but it wasn't too bad. Day 2: Marshall Pass to Highway 114. Segment 14 — Chalk Creek Trailhead to US-50. The last section from Browns Creek to Mt Princeton is very dry so make sure you’re full on water. So many aspens, meadows and views. While other portions of the trail end up being remote, this section offers easy access and beautiful views of the South Platte. Drumroll please: I quit my job! It was the day after a heavy rain so the trail was a bit washed out and definitely moderate steep. Colorado Trail Segments 14 – 17. Garmin: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/3777864258 Sep 14, 2020 : Rachel The Trek. 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