This 6 tot 10-day hike crosses the Front Range from North to South, a combination of well mainntained trails and serious off trail sections. This route following as close as possible the Continental Divide was created by Andrew Skurka: .
Attention: this is a reflection of the route that we have walked. We had to skip partly two sections of the main route because of bad weather. On the other hand we also did two higher variants instead of the main route as well. The guidebook of Skurka mention both main route & variants and is therefore more complete that this description.
There are several off trail sections on this route with can still be covered in snow early in the season. In that case an ice axe and crampons can be useful. In July 2018 we did not need any of this, but every year is different.
Beware of thunderstorms in the afternoon, leave early!
You need to reservate the campsites: