Colorado Trail-Engineer Mountain

Colorado Trail-Engineer Mountain

Near the town of Silverton, the trek includes 13 miles of the Colorado Trail. This fossil rich area has geological formations of beds of gray shale, sandstone and limestone layers then into a formation of light-colored granite at Cascade Creek Basin near the formidable Grizzly Peak. With its gradual ascent, this area is known for its lush, knee-high fields of wildflowers including Colorado columbine, bluebells, Indian paintbrush, and larkspur along with many others and much of the hiking along this segment is above tree line. The portion of the trail that passes by Engineer Mountain is a gently rolling trail with wonderful views of this majestic mountain.

Trip Dates

Trip 4: Putman Basin, July 9-13 (moderate)
Cost $1080/person
11-13 year olds

Trip 5: Engine Creek Trail, Aug 7-10 (moderate)
Cost $1375/person

Trip 6: Lime Creek, July 23-27 (moderate-strenuous)
Cost: $1080/person
12-14 year olds

Trip 4: Putman Basin, July 9-13 (moderate)
Cost $1080/person 11-13 year olds 
This trip is a joint effort between Redwood Llamas and the Telluride Academy; this is a base camp trip and is an adventure you won’t forget!
Meet some curious creatures and learn about their habits and personalities during this five-day backpacking and camping adventure. The llamas will do the heavy lifting, carrying our food, tents and kitchen gear; we’ll load up our backpacks with our clothes and a sleeping bag for this trek into the spectacular San Juan Mountains. We’ll return at the end of the week with new friends, new stories and a new appreciation for a truly unique animal.
The first day is a 5 mile hike into our camp nestled in a beautiful basin (elevation gain 800 ft.)
The next day is a day hike up to Bear Mountain Ridge to have lunch and enjoy the magnificent views (elevation gain and loss 700 ft.).
The third day is Llama Olympics with events and games that everyone will enjoy.
The last day is the 5 mile hike back out to the starting point (elevation loss 800 ft.).

To book this trip visit www.tellurideacademy.org.

Trip 5: Engine Creek Trail, Aug 7-10 (moderate)
Cost $1375/person
This is a base camp trip that starts at Coal Bank Pass near Durango Mountain Resort on the Pass Creek Trail. The first day of hiking is a 5 mile trek into our HQ camp at Engine Creek which passes underneath the breathtaking Engineer Mountain (elevation gain 800 ft.).
The camp is nestled below a beautiful cascading stream which is situated at timberline resulting in a very comfortable setting.
The second day is a day hike into Cascade Creek basin where the route takes us along the iconic Colorado Trail.
The third day is a hike up Engine Creek over to the San Miguel Mountains near the town of Telluride.
The last day is the hike out to the starting point at Coal Bank Pass 5 miles (elevation loss 800 ft.).

Trip 6: Lime Creek, July 23-27 (moderate-strenuous)
Cost: $1080/person 11-13 year olds
This trip is joint effort between Redwood Llamas and the Telluride Academy; this is a base camp trip and is an adventure you won’t forget.
Meet some curious creatures and learn about their habits and personalities during this five-day backpacking and camping adventure. The llamas will do the heavy lifting, carrying our food, tents, and kitchen gear. We’ll load up our backpacks with our clothes and a sleeping bagful this trek into the specular San Juan Mountains. We’ll return at the end of the week with new friends, new stories, and a new appreciation for a truly unique animal.
The first day is a 6 mile hike along the famous Colorado Trail to our beautiful camp at the headwaters of Lime Creek (elevation gain 850 ft.) The second day is a day hike along an ancient trail to a ridge above our camp with magnificent views (elevation gain and loss 700 ft.). The third day is Llama Olympics with events and games that everyone will enjoy. The last day is the 6 mile hike back out to the starting point (elevation loss 850 ft.).

To book this trip visit www.tellurideacademy.org

Our goal is to provide you with a memorable, safe vacation, free of stress, and to expose you to what we feel are the best mountains in the Rocky Mountain Region.

What to Bring

Full list of what you will need to bring on your next Redwood llamas trip.