Need Recommendations for 2-4 day trip
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Randy Martin
(randalmartin) - F

Locale: Colorado
Need Recommendations for 2-4 day trip on 01/07/2013 18:20:33 MST Print View

I have to take a minimum of 2 weeks of vacation between now and the end of March. I normally don't backpack in the winter and so am looking at options near Colorado for a 2-4 day trip that wouldn't involve "Winter" conditions. Perhaps something in Western Colorado, Southern Utah, Northern Arizona where snow travel is minimal and overnight lows are at freezing or above. Any suggestions?

Randy Martin
(randalmartin) - F

Locale: Colorado
Re: Need Recommendations for 2-4 day trip on 01/07/2013 21:39:34 MST Print View

Bump

David Noll
(dpnoll) - MLife

Locale: Maroon Bells
2-4 day trip on 01/08/2013 06:05:02 MST Print View

A friend of mine said they often go to the Moab area in late March backpacking, mountain
biking and climbing.

Paul Magnanti
(PaulMags) - MLife

Locale: People's Republic of Boulder
Utah on 01/08/2013 07:17:59 MST Print View

Go to Canyonlands NP.


Relatively easy logistics, not too far of a drive and plenty of options.


This would be more March than now. :)

IF you feel a little more adventurous, try Canyons of the Ancients
http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/nm/canm.html


Dominguez Canyon near Grand Junction also intrigues me:
http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=20118



Everywhere is going to be snowy and/or cold in the conditions you mentioned currently. In Feb or March? More options.

Edited by PaulMags on 01/08/2013 07:24:10 MST.