We donned our rain jackets on and off probably at least seven times this day. Above 11,000 feet, the July thunderstorms in Colorado come fast and pack a punch.
Temperature and precipitation change means frequent gear change.
Before getting up to this pass- accessible to ATVs and trucks along a forest service trail, we saw a few moose in the valley.
High point along the Colorado Trail at 13,271 feet. From here it was all downhill to Spring Creek Pass, our endpoint.