The Colorado Trail: Chalk Creek Trailhead to US-50
This segment travels through the southern end of the Sawatch Range. Although there are still several fourteeners nearby (Antero, Shavano & Tabeguache), the CT takes a much less rigorous route through the area. After the initial climb of 900 feet in the first 1.5 mile to get out of the Chalk Creek Valley, the CT ambles along between the 9,000 and 10,000-foot levels for the next 16 miles, before starting a descent to US50. Water sources are not quite as frequent as in previous sections, but there is still plenty of it. Good campsites are not a problem either. So, amble along and enjoy the great views of the lower Arkansas valley and the northern Sangre de Cristo Range.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Elevation Gain||3,320 ft|
|Season||Best summer and fall|
|Trailhead Elevation||8,360 ft|
|Top Elevation||9,880 ft|
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