Up to Richmond Pass from 550: T8, T7, Telluride, Trico and down via Black Bear to 550. Nice traverse. Three tricky bits: 1. towers on ridge between Richmond Pass and T8 - bypass to N; 2. towers near T8-T7 col - bypass N by dropping into Imogene Basin; 3. N ridge of Trico - steep, loose but never worse than 2+
Combo with PT 13510 B out of Red Mtn Pass on a beautiful afternoon.
Hiked up/ran all the way from the turn off for Imogene pass from Camp Bird Road - about 5 miles on the rough dirt road, and over 3,000 feet elevation gain, otherwise it can be an easy run up from the top of Imogene. There is a nice trail. Duchess had a blast.
Good training for Imogene Pass run.
I did this hike about 7 years ago and I still remember it vividly. What a beautiful area in CO.