Hike the CDT With These Expert Tips

After topping Lost Ranger Peak at mile 1,514 of the CDT, take a detour and hike 7.5 miles via the Wyoming Trail to hit the “Zirkel Circle,” comprised of the Gold Creek Lake and Gilpin Lake Trails. “You're isolated in high alpine meadows,” Lynch says, “and it's really spectacular every way you look.” …

Hike the CDT With These Expert Tips

After topping Lost Ranger Peak at mile 1,514 of the CDT, take a detour and hike 7.5 miles via the Wyoming Trail to hit the “Zirkel Circle,” comprised of the Gold Creek Lake and Gilpin Lake Trails. “You're isolated in high alpine meadows,” Lynch says, “and it's really spectacular every way you look.” …