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Date Thursday  7/22/2021
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Continental Divide Loop from the Hessie Trailhead
Start Time 6:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Groovy Jeff Stevens
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 1
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Difficult D
Trail Mileage 18
Elevation Gain 3850
Driving Distance 100


We will meet at the Coors Tek parking lot across from the CMC before 6 am.

For more info Contact

Jeff Stevens. (720) 285-0567 /


From the Hessie trailhead we will hike past King Lake and gain the High Lonesome Trail on the Continental Divide. Going north for 2.5 miles, we will eventually encounter the Devil's Thumb Trail. For those who prefer to get a bird's eye view of Bob and Betty Lakes, we can veer a few hundred meters up hill to peer down on them.

Going over Devils Thumb Pass, we will close the loop as we pass Devil's Thumb Lake and Jasper Lake.

Total accumulation of miles is expected to be about 15. Total elevation gain should be about 3500 feet. Expect a tiring day.

If you want to register for this trip, please email me with your name and your CMC member id.  If I do not know who you are, you will also have to state two or three recent hikes you have been on that demonstrate that you can do this one.


The Bobcats’ mission is to ensure a variety of challenging CMC trips, mostly on weekdays, all year long, for our mostly 50+ constituents. We don’t have dues or elections and we invite ALL CMC members to sign up for any Bobcat trip. You can search the CMC Calendar for Bobcat trips any time by selecting “Bobcats Section” in the CMC Trip Calendar “Section" pull-down menu. We send out a monthly email to our members with all the coming month’s trips, just after those trips are activated. To join our free mailing list and become a member, select the "Bobcats Section" anytime in your Member Profile (Log-in>Members>My Membership>Member Profile).