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Date Friday  7/11/2014
End Date Sunday  7/13/2014
Group Gore Range
Event Title Collegiate West, Sheep Gultch to Cottonwood Pass New segment Colo Trail system
Start Time 6:00 AM
Status Canceled
Leader Patrick Hogan
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 4
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate CII
Trail Mileage 25.9
Elevation Gain 4,912 feet
Driving Distance


Sheep Gulch Trailhead

For more info Contact 303-319-2945


Colorado Trail Segment CW02 Sheep Gulch to Cottonwood Pass


Get ready to experience one of  the newest editions to the Colorado Trail Sheep Gulch to Cottonwood Pass is part of the new  "Collegiate West" loop route that runs on the  west side of the  Collegiate Peaks. We will meet at the trailhead early (6:00AM) Friday to start an amazing weekend of hiking through this wonderful wilderness. its 25.9 miles to Cottonwood pass. This gives us an easy pace of about 8.6 miles daily. Please register with me via email or phone for the trip and feel free to call or email with any questions. Ill be sending updates to trip members as we get close to the departure date. 



The new "Collegiate West" forms a western complement to the existing 80-mile stretch of trail on the eastern side of the Collegiate Peaks from Twin Lakes, southwest of Leadville, to south of Monarch Pass, southwest of Salida. It also creates a 160-mile loop that trail designers expect to become one of Colorado's most popular multi-day hikes/rides.

Main Gear:

  • Water (plenty of water)
  • Food
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Synthetic shirts
  • Synthetic long underwear
  • Fleece or Wind-Block jacket
  • Waterproof shell/jacket
  • Nylon shorts
  • Hiking pants
  • Hiking boots / scrambling shoes
  • Hiking socks
  • Watch
  • Pack (that fits the hike/climb)
  • Headlamp
  • Sunglasses
  • Knife or multi-tool
  • Water bladder or bottles
  • Compass
  • Maps
  • Tape
  • Whistle
  • Matches/lighter
  • 30spf+ sunscreen
  • TP (in ziploc bag)
  • Trash Bag (large)
  • Cell phone
  • Extra batteries
  • Emergency supplies, including a first aid kit
  • Optional: Trekking poles
  • Optional: GPS
  • Optional: Water filter
  • Optional: SPOT or other personal locator device
  • Optional: Satellite Phone (expensive)
  • Gear for Overnight Summer Trips:
  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Waterproof bag/sack to hang food in tree
  • Small rope to hang food
  • Stove
  • Fuel
  • Water filter
  • Paper towel