Completing the CO-X 2022

I backpacked 739 miles from the NE to SW corners of Colorado in 2022, completing an X of my home state after walking the first 732-mile SE-NW diagonal in 2020.

CO NE-SW diagonal adventure stats 2022

  • 739 miles
  • 55,300 feet of elevation gains
  • 70 hiking days, 50 solo
  • 70 nights: 42 in tent, 17 homes, 6 hotel, 5 in 4Runner
  • Route was about 1/3 dirt roads, 1/4 trails, 1/4 paved roads, and ranch two-track
  • Total time from start May 20 to end August 30 was 103 days to walk, rest, plan, scout, transport, resupply food, cache water, and gain landowner permissions.

Hiking routes 2020 SE-NW and 2022 NE-SW across Colorado

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