Herman Gulch Trailhead: CDT to Jones Pass, Summit County - Eagle County - Clear Creek County, Colorado
Herman Gulch Trailhead: CDT to Jones Pass
Summit County - Eagle County - Clear Creek County
The Continental Divide Trail stretches over 3,100 miles from Mexico to Canada, 800 miles of which pass through Colorado. There are innumerable places to pick up the trail, many within an hour drive of the Denver metro area. One such point is Herman Gulch, located north of Bakerville, CO in the Clear Creek Ranger District of the Arapaho National Forest. This segment of the CDT climbs through two biologically rich drainages to reach the Divide, where it runs north at elevations between 12,500' - 13,300' to its next access point at Jones Pass. Visitors will enjoy miles of open travel at exhilarating heights, unabated panoramas and diverse wildlife viewing opportunities throughout.
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The CDT crosses Woods Creek 4 miles from the Herman Gulch Trailhead
The CDT scales several unnamed summits en route to Jones Pass
Looking east across the James Peak Wilderness Area from the Divide
A 'tundra rose'
Long, moderate sections like this are well-suited for experienced cyclists
Passing through treeline above the split for Herman Lake
Seemingly devoid of life, the alpine tundra holds one of the most diverse plant communities on earth
Mild grades and relaxing travel on the approach to Jones Pass
A narrow path and steep dropoffs require constant attention to footing
On clear days you can seepeaks from Rocky Mountain National Park all the way to the Gore Range in Vail, Colorado