[Cdt-l] Steamboat Springs access issues

Daniel J Johnson danandgailsc at aol.com
Sat Jun 21 19:01:24 CDT 2014


Gutsy and I plan to section hike north from Steamboat Springs, later this month, for about 3 weeks on this outing.  Two years ago we took the shuttle bus from Denver to Steamboat Spr, then hiked south from there to Leadville.  We hitched 2-3 miles east from Steamboat Spring, then hopped on a trail that met the divide about 10 miles east of town.  This year we will drive to Steamboat Springs, so we have the opportunity to do some caching, but also need to find a place to park the van for about 3 weeks…and we need to decide where to access the CDT, how to get back to the vehicle, etc., etc.

Comments or suggestions?


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> From: Jan Benson <long2hike at hotmail.com>
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> n August I am hiking the CDT (probably to I-70 or so) starting at the WY-CO border.  I fly in to Denver and can then take a shuttle to Steamboat Springs.  But, how do I get from there to the trail head?  Is there a better way?  I looked at bus service to Wyoming, but still couldn't get to the trail. Suggestions?
> Any help is appreciated and thanks,
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> Subject: Re: [Cdt-l] How to get to WY-CO CDT trail head?
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> I started and ended section hikes at  WY-70/Battle Pass; that's as close as 
> you'll get to the WY/CO border; and the  very small communities of 
> Riverside & Encampment are 10-15 mi to the E.  There's a PO in Encampment, which I 
> didn't use due to starting/ending sections  at WY-70; Riverside has a 
> campground that welcomes hikers and 2 restaurants . The 2 communities are 1 mi 
> apart. That info  is in Yogi's Handbook I'm sure. You will have to hitch to and 
> fm Laramie,  where there's a Greyhound Bus Station.
>    When I ended a section hike at WY-70, I got  a quick ride to Riverside 
> in a rainstorm. The next day I was hitching to  the Laramie Bus Station, for 
> a bus to Denver where my car was parked; I got  very lucky and got a ride 
> all the way to the Ft Collins Bus Station from a  back country, river guide 
> guy (saving me at least $30 in bus  fare).
>    When I started at WY-70 the next  year, I think I took a taxi to the W 
> side of Laramie, got 1 ride to Riverside,  and the next day the CG owners in 
> Riverside gave me a ride to the trail. I  always use preprinted hitch signs 
> on 8.5x11 white paper, printed in the  biggest, hi quality, bold, black 
> letters I can fit on the page; use a laser  printer or dip in Thompson's Water 
> Seal for moisture  protection. 
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> Bob  "Trekker" Brewer  
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> In a message dated 6/10/2014 11:33:08 P.M. Central Daylight Time,  
> long2hike at hotmail.com writes:
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> n  August I am hiking the CDT (probably to I-70 or so) starting at the 
> WY-CO  border.  I fly in to Denver and can then take a shuttle to Steamboat  
> Springs.  But, how do I get from there to the trail head?  Is there  a better 
> way?  I looked at bus service to Wyoming, but still couldn't get  to the 
> trail. Suggestions?  
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> Any  help is appreciated and  thanks,
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> Jan
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