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Hiking in Colorado

 


 


 

This is our history of hiking in Colorado!

   While Eddie has been hiking and climbing most of his adult life, it was all new to Sheena. Within the first couple hikes and climbs, Sheena proved that she was more than capable in the outdoors.

 On this page we will share some photos and stories of our hikes and climbs. Use the links on the left of this page to visit some additional hiking and climbing related sites. We hope you enjoy.

Cheers,
Eddie and Sheena



 Mount Evans Region

   Just West of Denver, this region was accessable from Eddie's first house in about 45 minutes making it a great region to visit. With two 14'ers and a few other peaks we've spent plenty of time here. Eddie has hiked Mt. Bierstadt over 20 times. Most of these trips done while getting ready to climb Mt. Denali.

  Three Mile Creek Trail #635 - A stunningly beautiful trail with 13 river crossings (bridges and logs) before heading uo the slopes toward Katake Mountain and joining the Rosalie trail.   Click here for a map.   Three Mile Creek Trail in the Fall   Eddie on the Three Mile Creek trail
  Three Mile Creek Trail in the Winter     Three Mile Creek in the Winter   Three Mile Creek in the Winter    
         
  Rosalie Trail #603 - OK, we've never hiked the trail from Guenella pass. We usually follow the Abyss Lake trail to the juction with the Rosalie trail and then head South East.   Click here for a map.     Roselie Trail in the Mt. Evans wilderness area.
         
  Abyss Lake Trail #602 - The Abyss Lake Trail is a popular hiking trail (Trail head elevation - 9,620 ft.), which terminates at Abyss Lake. The lake is nestled in a high glacial cirque between Mt. Bierstadt and Mt. Evans. The rocky slopes surrounding the lake are home to bighorn sheep and mountain goats.   Click here for a map.   Eddie at camp on the Abyss Lake trail in the Mt. Evans wilderness area.   Sheena at camp on the Abyss Lake trail.
         
         

  Burning Bear Trail #601 - The trail head (Elevation - 9,620 ft.) is approximately .2 mile west of the parking area for the Abyss Trailhead. As it curves around the valley, it stays to the north side of the slopes making this a great trail for skiing and snow shoeing.

     
         

  Herman Gulch Trail #98 - The trail head (Elevation - 10,400 ft.) is right off I70 at exit 218, three miles west of Bakerville. This trail is popular for the spectacular alpine flowers in the spring.

  A view of our goal as we start out of the trees.  Sheena and Candy bringing up the rear with their zest for gab.  Conrad at our destination.
  A littel bit of the later (July) blooming alpine flowers   Candy and Conrad at the lake.   Sheena and Eddie at the lake.    
       
         
       
         
         

 Denver Front Range

  Beaver Brook Trail - The trail is ...   Hiking in the Denver foothills with Mark Bogert around 1972   Mark (L) and Eddie (R) on our little cliff.  
  Maxwell Fall Trail #111 (#48?) - The trail head (Elevation - 7,800 ft.) is   The Maxwell Falls cliffs where Eddie did his early learning to top-rope, lead, boulder and solo.   The view of the cliffs from above the falls   Eddie's sister Juli and niece Sabrina at the falls on a spring day. By fall, this slows to a trickle.
    Candy and Conrad enjoying the trail.      

 Indian Peaks Region/Wilderness Area

   Just West of Boulder, is the area that Eddie cut his hiking teeth on.

         
  Middle St. Vrain Valley -      
         
         
  Hells Valley      
         
         

 

Western Colorado

 

  Colorado National Monument -   Sheena over looking the valley we will hike.at the Colorado National Monument. (2/92)   Eddie on the trail dropping into the valley. (2/92)   Looking down the trail into the valley the trail will wander through. (2/92)
  The trail through the valley (2/92)   The kissing couple tower in the foreground and Independence Monument in the distant right. Otto's route is on the other side. (2/92)   Sheena enjoying a rest in Colorado National Monument. (2/92)   Rock formations along the trail.   The rock formations from the rim.