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1 month ago

The beginning of this trail was heavily logged, very few trees standing. There were a couple scenic segments and good views of the Breckenridge Ski area much of the way. This was a day hike for us. Only moderately enjoyable.

We took the alternate route and met up w/ CT, Seg 1 @ Lenny’s rest. Stryker (my pup) and I spent the day on this trail. Beautiful aspens in the beginning feeding into quite a bit of elevation and some beautiful views. Lots of great camp sites.

Great trail, but our tracker came up with 13 miles. probably better to go from copper to gold Hill. Slightly less strainuous.

I loved it! It’s so beautiful .

2 months ago

Started at Kenosha Pass and hiked toward Long Gulch going out 3.5 miles and then back to the parking lot. The view at 3.5 miles is absolutely panoramic. A gorgeous day and peak color on the aspens. Beautiful views of Southpark. Love this segment of the trail.

made this a 2 day thing. hiked out to the trailhead of segment 4, found a nice camping spot just before, and made it back to the trailhead the following day. super fun, hard hike to do all in one day if your not prepared for it. overall good first backpacking experience!

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked this trail labor day weekend, so it was packed with bikers. Very pretty trail that did not have very much elevation change, it was easy to keep up a pretty consistent speed and a good conversation. Decided to take the Buffalo Burn trail segment on the way back, offered gorgeous views and it was flat enough to run it for a while. Great trail, but very busy.

As good as it gets. Long. Pretty arduous. Well marked. Three hard climbs at least from the north. Fantastic view. Just go do it.

Well designed

Gorgeous! I only did a short section of segment 25, but the views are outstanding. I am coming back to do a longer section. Trail seemed well marked and not difficult-at least the section closest to Little Molas Lake. Lots of mountain bikers out today.

Did out and back to treeline, parked in lot by copper. Great trail with some good steep parts. Challenging.

Hiked this on 8/18-8/19. Flowing water in several creeks beginning approximately five miles in.

First part of this trail is amazingly beautiful and varied. Super lush. Mixed pine, aspen, and spruce, changing up frequently. The meadow portion is also beautiful in its own way, but be mindful of the lack of shade for that portion. I prefer forest, but even I found the meadow to be starkly beautiful, especially in the early morning.

Challenging trail, but lots of variety: through forested areas, lots of creeks and small waterfalls, wildflowers in the summer, a burn area, areas above tree line with sweeping views, boulder mound, scree fields. Most parts of the trail are not too steep, but everything is above 9,000 feet, so the climb is demanding if you aren't acclimated to the leaner oxygen.

backpacking
2 months ago

We went from Molas and did half the trail up toward Kite Lake, then hiked back down to the train pickup, then we followed the train tracks into Silverton. It was a great trip!

Lovely day hike

Awesome hike! Was longer than listed! We saw sheep!!! That was awesome! The trail head at Waterton was closed which was stupid! But we didn’t let that stop up! The canyon was very hot but was fun along the river!

Longest hike I've ever done, beautiful view, abundant wildlife, very hot through Waterton canyon, overall, very tough 17 miles, extremely tired and sore, would not trade the experience.

Did partial of this trail catching it at 290 and hiking up and over to 273 intersection. It was the day after a heavy rain so the trail was a bit washed out and definitely moderate steep. Views from the high point back towards Tin Cup Pass beautiful. And the hike down to 273 easily trail run-able. Great time w/ my 78 year old dad!

backpacking
3 months ago

Great backpacking spot! There are some stellar views this segment. You definitely have to work for them, there are three parts that get very steep, and are anywhere from half a mile to a few miles. Hard, but worth it!

backpacking
3 months ago

Tons of mosquitos in this section. plenty of water. We finished up our hike at Twin Lakes, coming from TN Pass( Seg 9). We summited Mt Elbert too. Hike Mt Elbert EARLY. We started at 5am. AWESOME views at sunrise on Elbert. packs snacks, water and a rain jacket. We slackpacked with granolas, 100 oz water, rain jacket and emergency bivy. Plan for 6-8 hours on Elbert.

backpacking
3 months ago

peaceful! minimal traffic. plenty of small watering holes. very well maintained. gorgeous views. We hiked section 9 & 10 in a day...but we're pretty spent. this was part of a multi day hike from TN Pass, Mt Elbert summit, to Twin Lakes.

backpacking
3 months ago

The trail is mixed grade inclines and declines, with 3 very steep sections, the rest were gradual. Some nice views along the way, varying from mountains, valleys, waterfall (extra 3 miles off the trail), and aspen groves. Great camping spots 6.5 and 15 miles in for backpacking. Trail was well marked, plenty of water sources after the first 6 miles.

hiking
3 months ago

Wonderful wildflowers, water-crossings, and wandering at the beginning of this segment. I really enjoyed strolling the first bit of it. Didn't see a whole lot of people, but the few folks that I did run into were friendly. Bring your bug spray!

Easy hike once you get past the canyon. It was very! Hot! Biking in the canyon even at 4:30 in July. There are several nice campsites at 8.5 miles and I did not see the bear.

backpacking
4 months ago

I thoroughly enjoyed this section of the CT. There is a great valley view in the second half of this section that was particularly rewarding. Downside, the mosquitoes are quite bad this year for some reason. That aside, great section for backpacking and hiking.

backpacking
4 months ago

Nice secluded section of the CT. There are a few elevation ups and downs but the flowers were in full bloom and the creeks all had water. Beautiful area.

I loved this segment of the CT. It was full of just right up and downs, beautiful terrain that was varied and interesting, it had good water and nice camping spots. It would be a perfect hike/backpacking trip to do with kids. And I can’t wait to hike it this fall when the aspen turn!

Hiked 8.5 miles round trip starting in Copper Mountain. Has a few creek crossings and beautiful hike through the forest. A few cyclist came by us,a few people trying to complete Segment 8. Nice day hike.

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