Colorado Adventure 2009 – Gore Range

Now that I am back from a snowy weekend in the Uinta Mountains, it’s time to get back to my Colorado Adventure trip report….

After a good night’s sleep back in my own bed at home, I got up early again and headed east on I-70 and US 24 to Red Cliff. From there, I hopped on the Shrine Pass Road for a little ways and then headed up Lime Creek. The trail started out rocky when it was in the trees, but once it opened up, the trail smoothed out and offered some excellent views.

Wildflowers along the trail

After looping back around to Shrine Pass Road, I headed to the short Benson Cabin trail. This trail was short and steep, but never got out of the trees, so there were not really any good views….but I did get a few shots of the Benson Cabin.

Spot my Jeep

After making it back to Shrine Pass Road again, I made my way up Wearyman Creek to McAllister Gulch. This trail switchbacked up out of the trees and offered some great views in all directions.

Views of Mount Holy Cross

I took the short spur up to the top of Resolution Mountain

I took this 360 degree panoramic photo at the top of Resolution Mountain

After making it down to Resolution Creek, I headed up Ptarmigan Pass to complete the loop

At Ptarmigan Pass

Once back down to Shrine Pass Road, I finally finished the trip over to Vail Pass.

View of Mount Holy Cross from Shrine Pass

Before calling it a day, I decided to head over the Easy Boreas Pass starting in Breckenridge and ending in Como.

Bankers Tank

A few photos from the display at the pass

Headed back down to Como

That’s it for Day 5. To be continued…