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Date Sunday  8/4/2013
End Date Sunday  8/4/2013
Group Denver
Event Title Colorado Trail Segment 3 Dayhike Doggy Hike
Start Time 7:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader William Blazek
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 4
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Fast
Classification Easy C
Trail Mileage 12.2
Elevation Gain 2000
Driving Distance 100


Colorado Trail Segment 3 Dayhike

For more info Contact

Register with Leader, Bill Blazek, by email at:


This is the new date from the trip on 6/23 that was cancelled due to the Lime Gulch Fire.

Want to do the CT but don't have the time for a real through hike?

Come join us for a few sections of the CT as dayhikes from Denver.

This summer I'll be leading a series of day hikes on segments 1-6 of the CT.

These will generally be long, 10-20 mi,

fast paced on-trail hikes requiring a car shuttle.

Trail shoes recommended.

CMC 10 essentials still required but keep it to a bare minimum.

They will also be exploratory hikes since

the leader had not done the whole route of each hike.

However the routes are well marked and mapped out and

the leader has excellent route finding skills.

These will also be doggy hikes for

well behaved, friendly but tough mountain mutts

able to handle the distance and elevation gain/loss.

Human participants are also expected to be dog friendly.

With the car shuttle, it is unlikely that there will be

enough cars and drivers for anyone to drive or ride all parts

of the drive and shuttle without being in a car with a dog at some point.

Most TH and CT access points require a small fee, $$.

Bring some $$ to contribute to the fee.

Non-members are welcome as guests with a signed waiver.

This hike will do Segment 3 as described in

The CMC Guidebook, The Colorado Trail, 8th Edition.

It goes from Co Rd 126 & FS Rd 550 mostly due West to

FS Rd 560 just South of the junction with FS Rd 550.

Car pool from Denver to the West end TH at FS Rd 560.

Drop a car(s) there and take FS Rd 550 back to

the East end TH at Co Rd 126 & FS Rd 550.

Hike to the West end and drive back to the East end.

Stop to eat on the way home, time permitting.