My Trail Reviews (12)
(within last 6 months)
This was a scenic, and quick, pass trail that we took from Alma into Leadville. Nothing too complicated.
This trails ranks in my top 5 for all of Colorado. Everything about it was amazing, to include the drive to Aspen as the leaves were changing color, all the way up the trail to the peak and down the other side. The complete journey had so many different diverse sections to it, all with unique monumental views. The beginning had scenic switchbacks, then as we reached the peak it opened up to a huge basin that looked like a picture of another planet. Once you hit the summit and work your way down, you're surrounded by a beautiful valley. We camped at the 10,000' point heading into Crested Butte. Definitely a lot more camping as you head into Crested Butte along the river.
Amazing views entering the basin from the Montezuma side. Once we entered the basin area the road forks, take the trail to the right through the creek. As you continue, you'll come across another fork, continue left on your way up to the pass.
We hit it a few days after it snowed so it was a little slick in spots but made it all the more beautiful. We exited the 285 side after hitting Red Cone.
Always a rocky start, but the payoff is spectacular with its killer views.
Quick easy trail with beautiful views from the top.
One of the our favorite trails in the Buena Vista/St Elmo area. We caught on the Hancock Pass from Tincup so it was quite a long day in the seat. But the views were very much worth it. Can be long and rocky in some places but nothing technical.
This is the best most challenging way to get to the Argentine Pass basin and to the top of McClellan. It's a rocky start so I recommend airing down to at least 12-14 psi. The trail runs alongside a river with a plethora of camping spots. When it's all done you will end up where the main Argentine Pass area is. The mountain is up to the right and the pass is up to the left. There are so many abandoned mines in the area, which makes it a great day for adventures.
Views for days. We went the McClellan Mt route, which traverses over a rocky path in the woods along side of a plethora of camping spots. Much more challenging and exciting taking this route up and then taking the Argentine Pass main road down.
We arrived at Mill Creek loop via Red Elephant Hill. We missed the first right turn to take Mill Creek Loop so we attacked it from the other direction, which turned out to be great. If you like rocky technical trails then this is a great one. At the end you can branch off and connect to Bill Moore Lake, which was still unpassable at the end due to a major snow drift. We camped at a great spot on Mill Creek then took the Bill Moore Lake path back down the mountain. I do not recommend taking Red Elephant Hill down.
Fun technical trail right from the start. We missed the right turn to take Mill Creek Loop so we attacked it from the other direction, which turned out to be great. If you like rocky technical trails then this is a great one. At the end you can branch off and connect to Bill Moore Lake, which was still unpassable due to a major snow drift. We camped at a great spot on Mill Creek then took the Bill Moore Lake path back down the mountain. I do not recommend taking Red Elephant Hill down.
This was a fun rocky, at times technical, scenic trail. Right from the start you're introduced to a rocky narrow path that begins to climb. There are a few technical rock climbs that have alternate easier routes. The trail splits at a couple of spots and you can easily spend the day exploring all the options.