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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...more
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

The Colorado Trail is 485 miles long (not including the Collegiate West route), starting in Waterton Canyon west of Denver and ending in Durango. It is divided in 28 segments ranging from around 11 to 32 miles long, accessible at each end by vehicle though...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 7, 2019

Our family enjoyed a recent hike on the Colorado trail while in Durango. We have hiked parts of the trail before, but not from the beginning. It was good to see other people out enjoying running, mountain biking and hiking with their dogs. This part...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 27, 2019

I have had the fortune to complete the Colorado Trail twice (out of three tries). It is truly a world-class treasure. Not only does it traverse some of the wildest and most beautiful land in the lower-48, it's well-maintined and easy to follow. While some...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed October 1, 2018

we walked several days on the trail, starting from stony pass and walking towards Durango. the landscape is magnificent. the quality of the trail itself varies from very good to quite poor... it's important to note, even for experienced hikers, that the height (3000-4000 meters...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

Here is a premier trail for a short trip or take the whole length up to Denver! Mountain biking, hiking, meadnering or sitting off to the side of the trail and just watching the enthusiasts. The people you meet along the way all have a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

About a mile or less north of Molas Pass (US 500 north 34 miles out of Durango, CO), pull off the road into a parking area east of the highway. The Colorado Trail, segment 25 departs from the lot heading east and downhill about 400’...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

So the Colorado trail runs from Denver to Durango, but you can hike various parts of it little bits at a time. We took our kids (11/8/4) on a relatively short hike from Molas pass. The hike itself was not hard, although our kids were...More

Date of experience: August 2017
4  Thank 468janinez
Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

Love this trail! It is suitable for hikers, bikers & runners. We hiked a small portion of it...starting in Durango. Trail winds along Junction Creek & then winds up to Gudi's Rest. Trail is well maintained! We hiked this trail on a weekend & parking...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank ABQJean
Reviewed August 2, 2017 via mobile

My 34-year-old son and I hiked segments 15, 16, and 17 with my husband. This is marked his completion of the entire Colorado Trail. As with any outdoor adventure, very little is in your control. We began the first day in the rain. Other hikers...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank rebeccaa923
Reviewed July 21, 2017 via mobile

We took 2 kids hiking up the trail to Gudys rest. It was a fairly easy hike until the bridge to cross the creek. The switchbacks up to the view was more challenging but it was totally worth the effort even for the littles (7...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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peterh025
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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
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