A Long Weekend in the San Juans

Shari, the great planner that she is, arranged a fantastic weekend in the San Juan mountains, down by Silverton. We drove down to Lake City, started up Cinnamon Pass, camped for two nights, hiking Redcloud Peak (14,034 ft), Sunshine Peak (14,001 ft), and Handies Peak (14,048 ft), then drove over Cinnamon Pass into Silverton. We then took the Durango & Silverton railroad and enjoyed the Animas River valley before heading home. By far, this is the most spectacular place in Colorado!

If you'd like to read more about the hikes, click here for a detailed trip report of Redcloud and Sunshine Peaks or here for a detailed trip report of Handies Peak.