Not a bad way to spend the weekend. A little more adventurous getting to the route than I thought but the goods start.
A gentle 6 mile climb to get things started
A little break before the first of many great descents
The aspen groves on this side of the pass are as impressive if not better than the other side
The "other" side of the pass. These types of threads always have people asking "What trail is this?". Here's a hint
This should be a dead give away. A good water re-supply source.
The tippy top of the day. If you haven't figured it yet, you really need to get away from the front range more often.
Oooohh Yeeeahh!!! Some trail magic at 11,800 ft. An excellent beverage to go with....
.....some campfire goodness at the end of a long descent
A new day brings a new climb backwards
I prefer chunky peanut butter. Lots of it. Although I must say it's a lot easier when you're not fighting gravity
With hard work brings great rewards. You know what goes up must come down. Like 6 miles down.
What Colorado Trail ride would be complete without some Colorado Columbines.
Bonus sunset shot
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