Hike Indian Peaks Devils Thumb Pass loop

This is a 15-mile hike from Hessie trailhead (a mile past the Eldora townsite). We can park at Nederland High School and take the shuttle bus if the parking near the trailhead is full.

Expect snow between Jasper Lake and Devils Thumb Lake. The trail is clear above Devils Thumb Lake. There will be remnants of a cornice to climb over to get onto the pass. I expect it will be melted enough to be safe. From the Divide we descend via Bob and Betty Lakes. 

I recommend microspikes, trekking poles, Gore-Tex shoes and gaiters for the snow.

You can turn around at Jasper Lake if you want to do a 10-mile hike.

You can see pictures of the Devils Thumb Pass hike on my Facebook timeline for June 22, 2013.

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  • Rosy S.

    I'm based in Broomfield, and alas have no car. Will anybody be driving up from that direction and willing to give me a lift? Cheers :-)

    June 20

    • Rosy S.

      Thanks so much for the offer! My cousin is now heading into Boulder that time anyway so I'm sorted. However if I can fit in someone's car up to the trail head that would be great.

      June 21

    • Thomas David K.

      Meet us at the Justice Center and we'll figure out car pooling to the trailhead.

      June 21

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would dogs be welcome on this trip or would it be best to leave them home?

    June 21

    • Thomas David K.

      I'm bringing my dog. The Indian Peaks requires dogs to be on leash.

      June 21

  • Bonnie

    Don't forget to get your permit! :)

    June 21

    • Thomas David K.

      Permits are required for 13 people or more. I'm assuming that 2 or more people won't show up.

      June 21

    • Bonnie

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      June 21

  • Jamie R.

    Where are we meeting at the justice center? Are we carpooling? I can take 4 people up if needed!

    June 20

    • Thomas David K.

      We'll meet in the parking lot of the Justice Center at 7:30am. Then we'll regroup at Nederland High School at 8am and decide whether to drive to the trailhead or take the shuttle bus.

      June 21

  • Thomas David K.

    My cellphone is (720)[masked]

    June 19

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