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“Nice Day Hiking near Salida” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Colorado Trail

The Colorado Trail
25th Street, Durango, CO 81301
970-385-2950
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Guided Mountain-Biking Tour of Colorado's Front...
Ranked #10 of 55 things to do in Durango
Activities: Hiking
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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.
Indianapolis
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“Nice Day Hiking near Salida”
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 of the many 14ers in the area. This RT stretch took us about 5 hours. Perfect way to spend a gorgeous late-October day in Colorado!

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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

A nice introduction to Colorado hiking. This trail is easily accessible from Durango, and a great way to get a hike in if your time is limited.

Visited September 2013
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“Breathtaking!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Not for the faint of heart(or lungs/legs), but if you are feeling like a challenge the views you get on this adventure are not ones you will ever forget. I highly recommend!

Visited September 2013
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Tucson
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“Absolutely Stunning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Took the train to the Elk Meadow stop (just before Silverton) and hiked back to Durango on the Colorado Trail. The scenery is the best I've seen in the world. Breathtaking vistas, beautiful colors and the trail is a gem. Well maintained by volunteers. Campsites and water well documented using the Data Book sold via the Colorado Trail (www.coloradotrail,.org). Hiking was moderate to difficult and, as usual in this part of the country, afternoon rain was usually on the docket. But, wilh proper gear and reasonable conditioning, this was a pleasure.

Visited September 2013
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“85 miles from San Luis Pass to the Animas River”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Fabulous expansive views are on offer through most of this section of the reknowned Colorado trail. We joined the trail from the West Willow trailhead north of Creede, hiked east a short ways to climb San Luis Peak, then went west for 7 more days to the Elk Park train stop of the D&SNG train. Snow Mesa was amazing, as was the entire section after climbing to the divide beyond Spring Creek Pass, particularly the high sections from Carson Saddle to the Elk Creek drainage...I would highly recommend this! Lots of jeep trails were a downer, around Spring Creek Pass and Carson Saddle, but the trail was very well marked. Afternoon monsoon rainstorms plagued us every day so we got early starts and got to camp each day by noon. Next we want to do the section over Molas Pass to Durango!

Visited August 2013
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