The Colorado Trail goes around 500 miles from Durango, Colorado to Denver over several mountain ranges, starting in the La Plata Mountains bordering Durango. Then through the San Juans, the Collegiate Peaks and into the Front Range mountains over some areas over 12,000 ft in elevation. MAny have hiked the trail either in segments or all in one fell swoop. Many have done it on mountain bikes. We did a little hike out and back from the trail head in Durango this morning and here are a few photos. Spring has not quite gotten to this area yet, albeit, flowers and trees are blooming down in town. There seems to be a different micro-climate every mile or so in our area, depending on elevation and other factors such as exposed mountain sides that capture the heat of the sun which heats the valleys below.
Things are still thinking about spring here. Of course, we are in the throes of an extreme drought so everything is very dry.