13,704-foot Glacier Point is an hour-long sidetrip (northeast) from Mt. Eolus, with a money vista of the entire Needle Range.
Make Chicago Basin your starting point for an extra week (or month!) in the massive Weminuche, which contains 80 of the Continental Divide Trail‘s highest miles. Connect to the CDT by crossing Columbine Pass into the Vallecito Creek drainage.
A giant slice of chocolate-peanut butter pie at Mad Mamas’ Pies in Silverton. (970) 387-5877