Hiking the Colorado Trail


Hiking the Colorado Trail is a perfect way to spend the day!  The scenery is picture perfect!  I hiked a portion of the Molas Trail, an 8 mile round trip hike, that descends to the Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, and follows the Colorado Trail for a little ways.

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The weather couldn’t have been better…it was in the 80’s and sunny!  A perfect August summer day!

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I love the smell of pine trees and they were everywhere!

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To me…there is nothing better than to be getting exercise while hiking…with gorgeous trees, mountains, flowers and sky to gaze at!

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I had to take a photo of this dead tree.  I’m not sure what my fascination with dead trees is…perhaps their starkness.

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It’s always nice to take a break and just be!

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We’re getting closer to the lake…

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If anything ails you…take a hike in Colorado!

35 thoughts on “Hiking the Colorado Trail

  1. Wow, you’ve got some beautiful pictures. Colorado is a beautiful place to hike too. I’ve not done this hike though.

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    • Thank you…I’m appreciating it more right now because I’m temporarily wearing a shoe/boot thingy to prevent me from putting pressure on the ball of my foot…to give it time to heal. I won’t go into details…but it makes you realize how lucky you are when you’re able to do the things you love!

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  6. Wow, makes my Blogging look really poor. Thanks for your “Like” on my Blog. Just getting started. I have Hiked many miles in Colorado. Mostly in the San Juan mountains. I worked and trekked in Yellowstone for four years. I could spend the rest of my life there. Alas, i am a fading flower so I am off for one last Pilgrimage. This one is the Way of St James or Camino de Santiago. I hope you will follow as I begin my trek from St Jean Pied de Porte, France to Santiago de Compostela, Spain. trekker2013.wordpress.com

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  7. I’m putting this on my list. The only hiking we’ve done out West is at Tent Rocks, south of Santa Fe. Worth checking out if you haven’t already!

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  8. In my university years I spent 2 months in a tent near Gunnison, CO doing field geology. I have many fond memories, but the smell of pine needles (especially when heated by the sun) always brings that summer back to me. Great Photos!

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  9. Oh you do get to hike some wonderful places…I’m quite envious of it… but then you share them with us in such a wonderfully pictorial way that I should just shut up and enjoy… thank you..

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