Guided Treks List

South Platte – Section 1
Waterton Canyon to Wellington Lake Road

Moderate Difficulty – Limit 12

Description Miles Elevation
Gain Loss
Meet for week – Jefferson Community Center
Trailhead to South Platte Canyon 16.8 2160 (250)
South Platte Canyon to FS 550 11.5 2200 (200)
FS 550 to Wellington Lake Rd. 12.2 1520 (620)
Kenosha Pass to Rock Creek; short shuttle; Long Gulch to North Fork Trailhead 15.2 1200 (900)
After breakfast, shuttle back to vehicles
Highest Elevation Point for Week – 10,880
Lowest Elevation Point for Week – 5,520

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KOKOMO PASS – Section 2
Kenosha Pass to Camp Hale

Moderate Difficulty with 2 Advanced Days – Limit 12

Description Miles Elevation
Gain Loss
Meet for week – Leadville
Kenosha Pass to Georgia Pass 12.5 2520 (600)
Georgia Pass to North Fork of Swan River 7.4 — 0 — (1540)
North Fork of Swan River to Highway 9 13.2 1100 (1520)
Highway 9 to Copper Mountain 12.8 3600 (2700)
Copper Mountain to Camp Hale 18.0 2598 (3000)
Disperse
Highest Elevation Point for Week – 12,440
Lowest Elevation Point for Week – 9,200

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HOLY CROSS – Section 3
Camp Hale to Clear Creek

Moderate Difficulty – Limit 12

Description Miles Elevation
Gain Loss
Meet for week – Leadville
Camp Hale to Wurtz Ditch 9.3 1100 (200)
Wurtz Ditch to Turquoise Lake 11.1 1200 (1420)
Lake Fork to Half Moon Campground 13.2 2000 (2160)
Half Moon Campground to Twin Lakes 13.0 1000 (1480)
Twin Lakes to Clear Creek/ Disperse (arrive at your vehicle between 3 – 4 pm) 9.0 1100 (840)
Highest Elevation Point for Week – 11,480
Lowest Elevation Point for Week – 9,000

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CHALK CREEK – Section 4
Clear Creek to Marshall Pass

Moderate Difficulty with 1 Advanced Day – Limit 12

Description Miles Elevation
Gain Loss
Meet for week – Poncha Springs
Clear Creek to North Cottonwood Creek 18.5 4520 (3840)
North Cottonwood Creek to Chafee CR 344 9.6 2500 (3000)
Raspberry Gulch to Chalk Creek
Van Shuttle Chalk Creek to CR 344
CR 344 to CR 322
4.0
–0–
9.0
400
–0–
900
(930)
–0–
(800)
Raspberry Gulch to Goat Wadi 15.0 2500 (680)
Goat Wadi to Marshall Pass – Disperse 16.2 3440 (1680)
Highest Elevation Point for Week – 11,870
Lowest Elevation Point for Week – 8,400

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COCHETOPA VALLEY – Section 5
Marshall Pass to San Luis Pass

Moderate Difficulty with 1 Advanced Day – Limit 12

Description Miles Elevation
Gain Loss
Meet for week – South Fork
Marshall Pass to Sargents Mesa 15.2 2040 (1226)
Sargents Mesa to Lujan Creek 20.4 1000 (2367)
Lujan Creek to Saguache Park Road 13.8 1220 (1035)
Saguache Park Road to Eddiesville 13.7 1660 (543)
Eddiesville to San Luis Pass / Disperse: No camping or meals that night. You will arrive at your vehicles by 6:30 pm. Make lodging reservations in South Fork, Colorado 15.5 2960 (1850)
Highest Elevation Point for Week – 12,600
Lowest Elevation Point for Week – 9,340

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CATARACT RIDGE – Section 6
San Luis Pass to Molas Pass

4 Difficult, Advanced Days with 1 Layover Day –
Limit 12

Description Miles Elevation
Gain Loss
Meet for week – Durango
San Luis Pass Campsite to Spring Creek Pass 17.6 3740 (3642)
Spring Creek Pass to Carson Saddle 17.1 3680 (1560)
Rest Day in Carson Saddle
Carson Saddle to Stony Pass 15.9 4531 (4359)
Stony Pass to Molas Pass 19.0 4000 (3840)
Disperse
Highest Elevation Point for Week – 13,240
Lowest Elevation Point for Week – 8,920

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INDIAN TRAIL RIDGE – Section 7
Molas Pass to Durango

Moderate Difficulty with 2 Advanced Days

Description Miles Elevation
Gain Loss
Meet for week – Durango / optional 2.5 mile hike in the evening
Molas Pass to Bolam Pass 20.2 3120 (2590)
Bolam Pass to Hotel Draw 11.0 1480 (1700)
Hotel Draw to Big Bend Trail 6.3 440 (240)
Big Bend Trail to Fassbinder Gulch Campsite 18.0 1960 (2220)
Fassbinder Gulch Campsite to Durango / Disperse: No camping or meals provided this night. Lodging on your own. 18.0 1080 (4460)
Highest Elevation Point for Week – 12,490
Lowest Elevation Point for Week – 6,960