From Salida Colorado to New Mexico:
- This section is awesome especially the Rainbow Trail. South of the Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is a lot of road walking due to the old Spanish land grant process making the obvious lower Sangre De Cristo range generally private property. I actually enjoyed road walking here for some strange reason.
- Note, when the trail jumps on the west side of the Sangre De Cristo Range north of the sand dunes there are awesome hot springs but it is also a nudist camp which I found quite fun to join people in their birthday suits!