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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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, injuries, appetite, etc. Use the website resources to make a plan, build in contingencies, and then be willing to improvise as necessary.