Williams Pass & Tomichi Pass

Colorado Adventure 2009 | Day 2
Sunday, August 2, 2009

Day two was another early start. I was looking forward to this day. The main reason for planning my trip in August this year was so that I could run Williams Pass (which is only open for the month of August each year), so that trail was first on the agenda.

Of course, I did need to stop in St. Elmo on our way to Williams Pass for a few photos 😉
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…and I can’t ever seem to drive by the Allie Belle without stopping for a photo, either!
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…but I did finally make it to the trailhead for Williams Pass
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The start of the trail in the trees
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Then out of the trees as you get closer to the pass
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Long stretches of bumpy road
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Up at Williams Pass
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Starting down the other side
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The final descent down to the Alpine Tunnel Road
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Heading back over ‘the palisades’ on the Alpine Tunnel Road
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After completing Williams Pass it was time for another trail that I have not been on before because the last two times I tried, there were snow drifts blocking the trail…..so we made our way over to the start of Tomichi Pass.

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Narrow road up to the pass
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View of the Hancock Pass trail
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Tomichi Pass
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Panoramic photo from Tomichi Pass
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Click here for bigger version of the panoramic photo

Headed down the other side
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Made a stop at Tomichi Cemetery
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To be continued…


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