By Audra Streetman

DURANGO, Colo. (CBS4) – A Colorado woman is celebrating a hiking milestone. Patricia Cameron completed a 485-mile hike from Denver to Durango on Thursday.

(credit: Patricia Cameron)

She hiked the Colorado Trail, most of which is above 10,000 feet altitude.

Cameron is the founder of Blackpackers, a non-profit that aims to address the gap in representation in the outdoors. The organization provides gear, outdoor excursions and education for free or reduced cost. Participants are also connected with volunteer opportunities, internships and jobs.

(credit: Patricia Cameron)

To donate to Blackpackers, or learn more about the organization, visit

CLICK HERE to read CBS4’s complete interview with Cameron.

Audra Streetman

Comments (2)
  1. Alex White says:

    Great story. I’m also planning on hiking this trail along with some mates next year. Somehow I’ve always managed to miss that one, though I don’t even live far from it.

  2. Congratulations! Near Denver, the Colorado Trail is a mess, but it gets very remote and very high before Durango.

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