The Slow-lans map can be found here, and is also embedded at the top of all the pages of this guide. You will want to use that map in conjunction with the narratives provided.
The main Nolans route is in magenta. The Nolans route optimizes to take the quickest, most direct way up and down the peaks, and doesn’t primarily consider things like camping options, water sources, etc.
Alternative route segments, off the Nolans route are also presented in blue. These route segments are provided to give a more backpacking-friendly version of the route, if one is available: they may allow a more sustainable path through the terrain, an easier route, a route that provides better camping/water sources, etc.
Routes to get out off the main route to either bail or to pick up supplies are in orange. Bailout routes primarily go back to the Colorado Trail that parallels the Nolans line. Consult guides on the Colorado trail for in-depth information on water supplies, camping, and how to get to town.
Routes that skip peaks are in yellow. Depending on your timeline, weather, and stoke of your group, skipping a peak for easier route may be wise.
Summit/Water Sources/Camping Labels
Peak summits, water sources, and camping spots are labeled on the map.
- Slow-lans Introduction
- Caltopo Route Map Legend
- Start to Shavano + Tabeguache
- Tabeguache Peak to Mt. Antero
- Mt. Antero to Mt. Princeton
- Mt. Princeton to Mt. Yale
- Mt. Yale to Mt. Columbia and Mt. Harvard
- Additional Resources
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