Starting at 10,447ft (3,184m), enjoy a gradual downhill hike into a marshy meadow. From there, you will pass by the practice ski slope of the 10th Mountain Division. Enjoy the views and a bit of history!
After passing through a beautiful lodgepole pine stand, you will arrive at checkpoint #1 near the East Fork Eagle River. Take a break and enjoy the soothing river.
Just a quick stroll down the river through the fields and you will arrive at campground #1. Day 1 complete! This is the easiest day, so get some rest for a challenging Day 2.
Leave the camp and head out on the single-track Colorado Trail and start the climb. Day 2 has 3024 ft. of elevation gain, but oh the views you will see!
Once you conquer Kokomo Pass, continue climbing up to Campground #2 for the final mile. But don’t worry; Camp 2 will not disappoint.
Cruise steadily through the high meadows over Searle’s Pass to Janet’s cabin, making the most of the cool air. From Checkpoint 3 you’ll start your descent down to Copper Mountain Ski Area.
You’ve made it! Now it’s time for a cold beverage in the Trekkers Inn and some serious high-fiving. Your Classic USA journey is complete.