Best New Route: The Collegiate Loop Trail

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Thanks to 80 miles of new trail co-opted from the existing Contintental Divide Trail System, it’s now possible to hike a 160-mile circumambulation of 11 fourteeners, topping out at 12,588-foot Lake Ann Pass. Start and finish at the Twin Lakes Trailhead between Buena Vista and Leadville.

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