Colorado Cross-Country Travel Routes?
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Jared Blank
(jblank4) - F

Locale: Rockies
Colorado Cross-Country Travel Routes? on 08/30/2010 16:09:33 MDT Print View

Labor Day is rolling around here soon. I was looking to see if any of the colorado folks knew of any off trail routes within a 2 hour radius from denver or so. I am only have the oppurtunity for a long overnighter, but wouldn't mind some off trail travel to beat the crowds. I am looking for the 20 mile range routes I apperciate the comments

Thanks
Jay

Luke Schmidt
(Cameron) - MLife

Locale: The WOODS
Lost Creek on 08/30/2010 20:14:50 MDT Print View

There are a couple of nice loop hikes in the Lost Creek Wilderness. Don't try to go off trail in the eastern half of that area though. Until you've seen it you won't believe how hard it can be to go cross country there.

If you want to get off trail on the western end you could hike up the Ben Taylor trail to the crest of the Kenosha Mountains than go cross country. There isn't a trail along the crest but I've heard its not a hard crosscountry route. Summitpost.org has a guide to it. Its called the "Alphabatizer" route.