While airing down and putting the sunrider top back (I wish I hadn't, more on that later) I let the dogs explore
The vast majority of this trail has a stream running alongside with a crossing or two depending which route you take
I love this area because of its diversity, both in terrain and recreational potential. There are meadows, small lakes, streams, abandoned mines, dense forests, old cabins, and who knows what else I have left to discover. You can camp, hike, fish, ATV, Jeep, snowmobile, snowshoe, and just relax back here. It's one pass over from a grand central of recreational areas. Sometimes you won't run into anyone at all.
Here an old offshoot that used to reconnect to the main trail. It gave the medium trail crowd a more challenging route to the pass. Sadly this is a trend everywhere in Colorado and nationwide it seems