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The Colorado Trail

25th Street, Durango, CO 81301
+1 970-385-2950
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Spanning some 500 miles from Denver to Durango, this path crosses many different elevations and environments, including eight mountain ranges, seven national forests, six wilderness areas and five river systems, making it one of the most fascinating and scenic trails in the state.
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25th Street, Durango, CO 81301
+1 970-385-2950
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

The trail was recommended by the Durango Visitor center...not too strenuous but went on "forever" I believe it goes from Durango to Denver over 300 miles! My buddy and I, just hitting the 70 year old mark, didn't want to overextend ourselves...so we hiked about...More

1  Thank ajbabyboomer
Reviewed 18 May 2017

My wife and I (in our 60's) hiked (backpacked) the entire 486 miles of the Colorado Trail from Denver to Durango, Colorado. The hike took us about 7 weeks with a number of visits to towns to wash clothes, sleep in a bed, and get...More

Thank Ron W
Reviewed 23 October 2016

The portion of the Colorado trail, which runs along a crystal clear creek provides for some fairly easy hiking with beautiful scenery along the way. Highly recommended for short or long hikes. It's out and back as opposed to a loop so have an idea...More

1  Thank RabidVacationer
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Looking for some exercise, we hiked from the trail head near Junction Creek Campground to Gudy's Rest. The first 1.5 miles or so generally follows the creek and is a pretty easy walk through a shaded gulch until you reach the bridge over the creek....More

1  Thank ROCtraveler30
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

We only hiked about a mile and a half up, had to turn back due to storm clouds, but I guess if you live in Durango this Is a good hike. I though it just ok, a walk amongst weedy trees and brush and lot...More

Thank TheLongLongTrailer
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Great place four a bike ride or hike. Can be difficult but worth the trip. Beautiful scenery. Worth the effort. Stop off in Durango for a great dinner.

Thank Linda D
Reviewed 24 July 2016

I've not hiked the entire trail but I have volunteered with the Colorado Trail Foundation to rebuild existing sections of the trail and to build new trail? My most recent contribution was to work on the new Collegiate West route that should be open in...More

Thank John E
Reviewed 20 July 2016

5 of our group thru hiked the CO trail, 486 miles, 33 days. What a positive life changing experience!

Thank B1165NTanthonyl
Reviewed 14 July 2016

The Colorado Trail is convenient town and can easily be reached from 25th St. I have walked the first few miles through beautiful green forested area which parallels a stream. The walk is relatively easy with a few gentle rides and dips. You have to...More

1  Thank Jonathan S
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Good parking and hiking right by the creek side. Absolutely lovely. Restroom in the parking lot. A must do event.

Thank T R
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We are 3 Australian guys planning to walk CT in July/Aug. we need to finish in 31 days because of flights etc. We have the Trail Book which essentially breaks the trek up into 28 sections. Is it better to follow this breakdown or try to even the walk out which would probably mean doing a few of the earlier sections together and splitting some of the longer ones. Our main concern is food and fuel resupply. Any advice that can be given in this regard would be most helpful as we will be unable to preposition food packages or rely on support. In essence how often do we need to resupply by diverting off track and going into towns to buy food and fuel Really keen to get any advice On this and anything else that would help us Peter
5 February 2017|
Response from ROCtraveler30 | Reviewed this property |
I have only hiked portions of the trail as day-hikes, which is probably the case of most reviewers on TA. But, in general, the answer to your question(s) is dependent on many factors: your fitness, pack weights, weather... More