cbauer10 wrote:If you are trying to get some exposure to the Elks, then Castle is where you start. Although, I would suggest you go with Elbert.
Castle was fun (except for walking the road), but Sopris via Thomas Lakes was better IMO, as long as you're not too much of an elevation snob.
2. You won't want to do the Sawatch once you start doing the Elks and San Juans.
Not true for me, but I'm kind of funny that way...All mountains are fun!