Tag Archives: South Park Range

Farther Ventures on the Gold Dust Trail

16 Jul
The ditch portion of the Gold Dust Trail

Hike with Karen and Sunday T. Dog on September 4, 2008 Trailhead: 39º21’36”N, 105º57’9”W, 10,332 feet North Tarryall Creek Crossing: 39º23’7”N, 105º57’55”W, 10,649 feet Farthest Point: 39º24’7”N, 105º57’47”W, 11,301 feet Hiking Distance: 7.2 miles Last year Phil, Cheryl, Sunday and I walked the southern section of Gold Dust Trail, from the trailhead near Como to […]

French Creek, Trail of the Fur Trappers

15 Jul
The trail near French Creek in the valley bottom

Hike with Steve and Ian on July 16 Our Trailhead: 39º25’25”N, 105º54’32”W, 10,528 feet Real Trailhead: 39º25’20”N, 105º54’34”W, 10, 498 feet French Pass: 39º26’21”N, 105º57’6”W, 12.020 feet Hiking distance: 6.5 miles According to the web site for Pike and San Isabel National Forests (www.fs.fed.us/r2/psicc/recreation/trails/spk_french_pass_trail.shtml), French Pass, on the Continental Divide at the head of French […]

Finding Gold on the Gold Dust Trail

19 Jun
Autumn colors and South Park

  Hike on September 24, 2007 with Cheryl, Phil, and Sunday T. Dog Trailhead: 39º19’22”N, 105º54’23”W, 9,987 feet High Point: 39º20’35”N, 105º56’21”W, 10,447 feet Tarryall Creek:  39º21’32”N, 105º57’9”W, 10,329 feet Hiking Distance: 8.2 miles From US 285 east of mile marker 192, turn north on Park County Road 33 and go through Como. Take the […]

Finding Lakes on Upper Michigan Creek

02 Jun
South Park Range

Hike with Karen and Scamp on July 15, 2012 Trailhead: 39°26’46”N, 105°54’48”W, 11,022 feet Upper ponds: 39°27’0”N, 105°55’56”W, 11,825 feet, 2.0 miles Hiking Distance: 3.5 miles Looking for small lakes up Camp Creek (see “Ponds, Camp Creek, the moon and Mount Logan cirque” ) was such fun, that I was thrilled to find a similar […]

A Dog Day on Jefferson Hill

25 May
western summit of Jefferson Hill

  Hike with Sunday T. Dog on August 23, 2007 Trailhead: 39°24’33”N, 105°49’36”W, 9,793 feet Jefferson Hill summit: 39°25’24”N, 105°50’2”W, 10,511 feet Hiking distance: 2.3 miles From Jefferson, go north on Park County Road 35.  Turn right on PCR 37 two miles from Jefferson, at the sign to National Forest, Jefferson Campground, and Jefferson Lake. […]

Jefferson Loop Trail: Long and Pleasant

08 Jan
Pond at the headwaters of Michigan Creek

  Hiking with Pete and Brian on June 28, 2006 Trailhead: From the town of Jefferson, go north on Park County Road 35, 2 miles; turn right on Park County Road 37, go 3.2 miles; trailhead parking on left, past Colorado Trail sign, near Lodgepole Campground Starting elevation: 10,020 feet GPS: 39º25’47”N, 105º50’42”W, Datum WGS84 […]

An Icy Walk Past Jefferson Lake

16 Nov
Jeffersonhikeend

Hike with Pete on November 28, 2007 Trailhead: 39º27’2”N, 105º51’36”W, 10,693 feet Lunch and turn back: 39º28’22”N, 105º51’24”W, 11,078 feet Hiking Distance: 3.7 miles From Jefferson, go north on Park County Road 35. Turn right on PCR 37 two miles from Jefferson, at the sign to National Forest, Jefferson Campground, and Jefferson Lake. Drive past […]

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