Want to plan my first multi day trip, thinking Continental Divide NST

kimbur96

Member
Joined
Dec 30, 2015
Messages
194
I want to plan and execute my first multi day trip this summer. I am thinking about the CDNST in RMNP. For one it's easy access to me. Just a 2.5 hour drive. It's a well developed loop with tons of trip reports, maps and supporting information. Summer Permits open up in March so I have time to plan and get my bid in by March.
The little that I have read so far is that bear canisters will be required. Thunderstorms in the afternoon so early starts with early stops to set up before the storms. I will be solo.

Anyone ever done this trail?

I am open to all suggestions and information regarding planing my first multi day trip.
 

Venchka

Member
Joined
Aug 6, 2015
Messages
330
Call the Backcountry desk. Ask if they rent or provide bear cans for free.
That said, I jump started my backpacking outings last September after a many decades absence. I found a trip report online for the Three Forks area of the South San Juan WA upstream of the Platoro reservoir. I did a short 3 night loop that included about 6+ miles of the CDT. I went up the middle fork of the Conejos River. Going up the North Fork would add a few miles of CDT to the trip.
Added link.
http://www.ouachitamaps.com/SSJ Blue Lake.html
There is a similar loop in the Weminuche WA at the end of the Williams Creek Lake north of Pagosa Springs.
Both trailheads are at the end of well maintained gravel roads. 4WD not required. Zero permits required as well.
Good luck!
Wayne


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

Venchka

Member
Joined
Aug 6, 2015
Messages
330
If you don't have it already, download Guthook's CDT app and purchase the Colorado section.
Wayne


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
OwenM Backup plan for Needles in December? Trip Planning 2
U Glacier North Circle Loop Mid July - Looking for an alternative back-up plan for a 3-4 nighter Trip Planning 0
DrNed Plan B to High Uintas Backpacking Trip Planning 20
mattvogt7 Plan B Backpacking 12
fossana Plan B Rainy Day Backyard Exploring Hiking & Camping 9
jdfut66 Teton Crest Trail backup plan Trip Planning 5
Nick A Swell Plan B Hiking & Camping 10
Rockskipper NASA has plan to defuse Yellowstone (for real) General Discussion 4
Perry Cuberant Basin On Sunday - Need Some Advice and a Plan B Trip Planning 6
Mike Jones Always have a Plan D... Hiking & Camping 3
balzaccom Plan to avoid Delaware North services at all times! Trip Planning 0
balzaccom File a hike plan? Not this way... Trip Planning 3
LarryBoy Help plan a February weekend in southern Utah! Trip Planning 12
Dave Grand Staircase grazing plan General Discussion 42
uintahiker Plan My Trip: Carlsbad vs Flagstaff/Sedona vs. SoCal Trip Planning 2
Dave Virgin River management plan General Discussion 0
jrh Help me plan my trip (while I'm on it!) Trip Planning 8
jdgibney Plan for Visiting/Shooting Coyote Buttes North Photography 6
jdgibney Help Me Plan Our Trip! Trip Planning 40
uintahiker Resources used to find/plan a trip Trip Planning 16
Perry My First Multi-day Solo this Weekend - Looking for some Beta Trip Planning 0
McKee80 Glacier NP Multi Segment Quasi Northern Traverse Backpacking 19
Jimmy Ozark National Scenic Riverways Multi-Day Trips General Discussion 0
Dirkules Good multi-day hike "Island in the Sky" - your recommendations?! Trip Planning 2
Devin Ashby Needles District Loop - Multi Day Trip Trip Planning 2
Dirkules Multi-day hike: questions on tent/food? Gear 19
M 7 days in Southern Utah - Multi day backpacking trips? Trip Planning 6
rich67 Need help gearing up for multi-day paddle..1st time out. Gear 12
pstm13 Flashlights, Lighters, and Multi-Tools Gear 45
garyhost Cedar Mesa Utah Trip. Conditions? Water? Trip Planning 8
BackpackingtheSierras Point Reyes National Seashore Coast Camp Trip Backpacking 4
swmalone Bryce Canyon Family Trip Hiking & Camping 10
Bob A short Escalante trip end of April Backpacking 5
Pianomover Scary sea lions abort trip. Backpacking 2
Bob Blast from the Past Trip..... LCR Backpacking 33
kwc Chilkoot Trail trip report (an oldie but a goodie) Backpacking 1
Burrito Death Valley van trip turns into something pretty special General Discussion 7
WasatchWill A Trip to the Desert to Escape the Summer Heat Backpacking 8
forest dweller Invite Thorofare trip, mid August, 8 to 10 days Meet Up (Members Only) 22
D Advice for short backpacking trip in Robbers Roost Trip Planning 2
travel2walk trip report: Wind River Range – Ross Lakes, Bear Basin, Grasshopper Glacier, & Dinwoody Creek loop, Aug-Sep 2020 Trip Reports 26
J Trip first week of April 2021 Southern UT/Anywhere AZ - Death Hollow, Coyote Gulch, or other suggestions? Trip Planning 9
D Input for our trip to the Winds??? Trip Planning 6
R Eastern Uinta Solo Trip Advice Request Trip Planning 5
Tim Valentine Shoshone Geyser Basin Paddle Trip 2010 On The Water 10
McKee80 beartooth beginner trip Trip Planning 5
TeamJenkins17 Fox Park-Teton Wilderness Trip Backpacking 6
Kullaberg63 Solstice trip Backpacking 12
marmot_boi Thorofare trip Trip Planning 4
wsp_scott Yellowstone family trip planning General Discussion 27

Similar threads

Don't like ads? Become a BCP Supporting Member and kiss them all goodbye. Click here for more info.

Top