looking for trip suggestions for 4-day blow-your-mind CO trek

9:45 p.m. on June 24, 2008 (EDT)
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I'm taking brother in law on first extended (4 day) backpacking trek. He has spent a great deal of time in Summit County and Front Range. I want to show him the diversity that CO mountains have to offer... I was thinking of going down to the Sangre de Cristos, or Uncompahgre. Anybody have any suggestions for a non-shuttle hike? I suppose a 4-day loop hike would be best, but not essential. Trip length can't be too intense for his first time. I suppose around 30 mi. or less would be ideal.

I know the 4-Pass Loop around the Maroon Bells... Beautiful, but I'm looking for something even more different (and I just did that trek with my wife).

Thanks for any ideas.

12:05 p.m. on June 26, 2008 (EDT)
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Anybody done any of these loops?

Goose Creek Loop in the Weminuche (35mi)
Ute Creek Loop in the Weminuche (28mi)
Elk Creek/Valle Victoria Loop in the South San Juans (28mi)

Any other suggestions?

12:24 a.m. on July 9, 2008 (EDT)
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About 9 years ago, a friend and I did the Eagle Nest Wilderness area loop. Supposed to be 25 with unintended wandering became 30+.

Epic trip.

June 20, 2018
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