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The Colorado Trail

25th Street, Durango, CO 81301
970-385-2950
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Ranked #8 of 19 Attractions in Durango
Type: Biking Trails, Hiking Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Spanning some 500 miles from Denver to Durango, this path crosses many different elevations and...
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Type: Biking Trails, Hiking Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: 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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Durango, CO
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

an awesome hike for those not wanting to travel out of town. It can be accessed right off north main street, giving you great views of town and north over the Animas Valley. You can take a quick 1 1/2 hour loop or a full 3 hour loop

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Arvada, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

if you are a mtn biker this is a must do. park at junction creek TH just minutes from DT Durango or ride your bike from town. beautiful scenery, flowing awesome singletrack

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Durango, Colorado, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Durango sits at the southern terminus of the Colorado trail. Take 25th street west for 3.5 miles to the trailhead. Park just past the cattle guard or go another mile to the upper parking area. The trail follows junction creek for a couple of miles until it starts up to Gudys rest. Or you can drive the dirt road up... More 

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Corrales, NM
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169 reviews 169 reviews
47 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The Colorado Trail runs 483 miles from Durango to Denver. We hiked only the first 2 1/2 miles following Junction Creek until the bridge. The trail starts just 15 minutes from Durango. It was a moderate hike and very scenic as you hike up and down the side of the canyon. It is popular with hikers and mountain bikers.

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Dolores, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

If you are into the outdoors and you haven't been to the CT yet... you're doing something wrong! This amazing trail system winds from Durango to Denver and offers ~500 miles of some of the most spectacular scenery and challenging terrain around. We normally mtb stretches between Molas Pass and Durango- so that's all I can speak about. If you... More 

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Plano, Texas, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Fantastic high-elevation hike from Hotel Draw Road to Little Molas Lake (near Molas Pass on US-550 north of Durango) -- We hiked these two segments of the Colorado Trail (32 miles) in three days early in the season (July 1-3) and ran into some snow, but nothing two Texans in their mid-50s could not handle. This hike was breathtaking becasue... More 

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Durango, Colorado
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Everyone says that southwest Colorado got the best end of the Colorado trail from Denver to Durango and I agree. We live here and have many, many other trails to compare it to. The trail is beautifully maintained by many volunteers, the scenery is wonderful and there are several ways to enjoy it. For an hour to a half day,... More 

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georgia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Two middle aged people and their grown daughter started down the Colorado trail. Suddenly they felt pain. Minutes later they were covered in mosquito bites and rushed back to the car. After a quick stop at the drug store and heavy application of bug repellent they returned and enjoyed a lovely hike as far as the bridge just before the... More 

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Durango, Colorado, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

This trail that connects Durango to Denver is worth taking a hike on. A great destination from town is Gudy's Rest, an easy 2-mile RT hike. There are also other access points off US 550 ( San Juan Skyway ) north of town, including a gorgeous stretch with views of the San Juan Range near Molas Pass ( take the... More 

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Indianapolis
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We loved our day hike on the Colorado Trail between Angel of Shavano trailhead/camp and CR228 (or you could go on to Hwy 50 before turning around). Trail was mostly flat with some gentle ups and downs, and views of nearby peaks were spectacular. Great hike for flat landers to acclimate to altitude near Salida before venturing out to any... More 

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