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 31 – August 4 (moderate)
Cost $1050/person
11-13 year olds

Trip 5: Engine Creek Trail, Aug 29-Sept 1 (moderate)
Cost $1250/person

Trip 6: Molas Pass-Coal Bank, July 10-14 (moderate-strenuous)
Cost: $1080/person
12-14 year olds

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Trip 4: Putman Basin, July 31- August 4 (moderate)
Cost $1050/person 11-13 year olds 
This trip is a joint effort between Redwood Llamas and the Telluride Academy, which 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 29-Sept 1 (moderate)
Cost $1250/person
The trip is a base camp trip and starts at Coal Bank Pass near Durango Mountain Resort on the Pass Creek Trail and the first day of hiking is a 5 mile hike into our camp at Engine Creek and passes underneath Engineer Mountain (elevation gain 800 ft.).
The camp is below a beautiful cascading stream and is at timberline in a very comfortable setting.
The second day is a day hike into Cascade Creek basin where we hike along the 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: Molas Pass to Coal Bank, July 10-14 (moderate-strenuous)
Cost: $1080/person 12-14 year olds
This is a joint effort between Redwood Llamas and Telluride Academy.
This trip is located in some of the best wildflower areas in the San Juan’s.
Three days of hiking on the Colorado Trail (about 8 miles a day) with one layover day in Cascade Creek Basin with wonderful waterfalls.
The first day is a 6 mile hike from Little Molas Lake TH to Lime Creek along the Colorado Trail (elevation gain 850 ft.).
The second day is another hike along the Colorado Trail over the pass to Cascade Creek Basin under the majestic Grizzly Peak (elevation gain 750 ft. and elevation loss 500 ft.).
The next day is a layover day and there are wonderful day hikes around the Basin or along the Colorado Trail, or can be spent just relaxing in camp.
The last day is the hike out to Coal Bank Pass, passing through gorgeous wildflowers under the magnificent Engineer Mountain 7 miles (elevation loss 800 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.

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