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Inukshuk 07-14-2013 11:38 PM

Hagerman Pass
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Took a "shortcut" home from a conference in Snowmass. Hagerman Pass is between Basalt and Leadville. There are a few options on the drive. great remote area. Very little traffic.

Boat camping at Ruedi Reservoir.
Area map
Diemer Lake

Inukshuk 07-14-2013 11:41 PM

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Met cruiser friends Glen and Angie at Sellar Lake.

Inukshuk 07-14-2013 11:44 PM

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The route has a 230KV Denver-Grand Junction power transmission line. It mars the view but made for a great remote road, with some fun sections.

Inukshuk 07-14-2013 11:49 PM

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The main pass road is pretty easy, some water, puddles and great view at the top.

Inukshuk 07-14-2013 11:51 PM

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Patches of snow at the top and a great campsite where I hoped I'd get the sunrise.

Inukshuk 07-14-2013 11:57 PM

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The Sunrise was perfect. It was a quick trip down past some historical sites that beg for further exploration.

Inukshuk 07-14-2013 11:58 PM

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The view on Thursday morning's drive up via Leadville and Independence pas was spectacular too.

wesintl 07-15-2013 12:08 AM

ah, i'm starting to miss the cool dry air! nice pics!

TheHoneyBadger 07-15-2013 09:32 PM

Very cool.:thumb: Love that place.
You know, I once saw a guy drive a little chevy Cobalt over that pass back in '09. It was pretty funny when he crossed that irrigation water crossing. It was a lot higher at the time. I thought I was gonna need to pull him through.

Anyways, nice pics.:thumb:

Mosquito pass and Haggerman pass make a good double pass trip.

RockyMtRunner 07-28-2013 09:20 AM

Outstanding scenic shots. Thanks.

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