The Colorado Trail Molas Pass to Bolam Pass Road

Silverton, Colorado 81433

The Colorado Trail Molas Pass to Bolam Pass Road

The Colorado Trail: Molas Pass to Bolam Pass Road Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This segment starts at US-550, just north of Molas Pass. It proceeds west on a trail, separate from the access road, to the south side of Little Molas Lake Campground. After a short trip through the campground, the CT departs via the west side.

The area west of the campground, for several miles, is the upper Lime Creek drainage area, which was once heavily forested until a fire in 1879. Even though 130 years have past by, the forest has not returned. The CT traverses the upper reaches of this drainage for the next 9 miles, where trees will not be an impediment to the view. Even though the CT has left the Continental Divide behind, its elevation remains well above 10,000 feet for the next 50 miles. This segment ends at Celebration Lake, 4WD accessible and therefore quite popular in mid-summer."

The Colorado Trail: Molas Pass to Bolam Pass Road Reviews

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8/27/2011
Mountain biked this on Day 1 of San Juan Hut System's Durango to Moab MTB Hut-to-Hut. Amazing MTB trail, mostly skinny single-track, some double track to start. Unparalleled views. Be prepared to suck wind - it's 10k+ feet for a good portion of the trail. Highly recommend!!!!
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9/5/2006
I've hiked part of this from Molas Pass and also have mountain biked part of it, also starting at Molas. GREAT views from up there, trail is somewhat beat up, but it apparently gets lots of use.
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The Colorado Trail: Molas Pass to Bolam Pass Road Photos

Trail Information

Silverton
Nearby City
20.9
Distance
3,120 feet
Elevation Gain
Shuttle
Trail Type
Best summer and fall
Season
10,880 feet
Trailhead Elevation
12,490 feet
Top Elevation
Columbine Ranger District - West, Mancos / Dolores Ranger District
Local Contacts
Trails Illustrated #140, 504; USGS Snowdon Peak, Silverton, Ophir, Engineer Mountain, Hermosa Peak
Local Maps

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Dec 2018