Colorado Adventure 2009 – Williams & Tomichi

Day two was another early start. I was looking forward to this day. The main reason for planning my trip in August this year was so that I could run Williams Pass (which is only open for the month of August each year), so that trail was first on the agenda.

Of course, I did need to stop in St. Elmo on our way to Williams Pass for a few photos 😉

…and I can’t ever seem to drive by the Allie Belle without stopping for a photo, either!

…but I did finally make it to the trailhead for Williams Pass

The start of the trail in the trees

Then out of the trees as you get closer to the pass

Long stretches of bumpy road

Up at Williams Pass

Starting down the other side

The final descent down to the Alpine Tunnel Road

Heading back over ‘the palisades’ on the Alpine Tunnel Road

After completing Williams Pass it was time for another trail that I have not been on before because the last two times I tried, there were snow drifts blocking the trail… we made our way over to the start of Tomichi Pass.

Narrow road up to the pass

View of the Hancock Pass trail

Tomichi Pass

Panoramic photo from Tomichi Pass

Headed down the other side

Made a stop at Tomichi Cemetery

To be continued…