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Address: 25th Street, Durango, CO 81301
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Spanning some 500 miles from Denver to Durango, this path crosses many...

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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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... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Plainview, New York
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Plainview, New York
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 an hour in and turned back to an hour to get back...encountered numerous hikers...wonderful scenery... More 

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Breckenridge, CO
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46 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 a restaurant meal. A through hike takes a lot of preparation for gear, food, and... More 

Thank Ron W
Saint Louis, Missouri
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161 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed October 23, 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 before you head out how far/long you want to go so you can gage when... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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220 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 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. If you look up and to your left during this section you can get a... More 

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Hartsburg, Missouri
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Reviewed July 28, 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 of canine excrement. Some pine type trees further up. OK for some exercise but that's... More 

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Amarillo, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 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.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 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 another few years. Over several summers, I've also worked on the Cataract Ridge reroute between... More 

Thank John E
Marion, Texas
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Reviewed July 20, 2016

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

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed July 13, 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 watch out for mtn bikers and their dogs, It is well worth the walk with... More 

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Durango, Colorado
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Reviewed July 13, 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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