SECTION 6 - CATARACT RIDGE

SECTION 6 - SAN LUIS PASS TO MOLAS PASS

Space is limited to 12 hikers.
The price for this section is $1250.

SECTION 6A: Sunday, July 21 - Saturday, July 27, 2019
SECTION 6B: Sunday, August 11 - Saturday, August 17, 2019

This is an extremely difficult week of hiking.  Only hikers experienced with long hiking days at elevations of 12-13,000 feet should consider this week!

The good news is that you will be hiking the extraordinarily scenic new re-route of the Colorado Trail, Cataract Ridge! You will meet at the personal residence of Chris and Jeanne Szczech and the headquarters of Colorado Mountain Expeditions.  It is a long shuttle to the first night’s campsite, so we will be leaving promptly. 

This section of hiking follows an exhilarating alpine portion of the Colorado Trail.  Hiking at an average elevation in excess of 12,000 feet, this section has the distinction of being the highest portion of the Colorado Trail.  The Colorado Trail reaches its highest point here, at 13,200 feet, on the second day of hiking.  Additionally, this is one of the most remote sections, thus making the logistics for the support crew more challenging than any other section.

It is the most beautiful and difficult section of the trail as well as the most exposed to weather.  During this week, we will camp at an elevation of 12,360, above timberline.  The hiking consists of four arduous days.  Because of the remote nature of the trail in this area, it is impractical to have a fifth day of hiking, thus we have reserved Wednesday for a rest and recovery day.