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“Durango - the start of the Colorado Trail” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Colorado Trail

The Colorado Trail
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Guided Mountain-Biking Tour of Colorado's Front...
Ranked #17 of 65 things to do in Durango
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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.
Durango, Colorado, United States
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30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Durango - the start of the Colorado Trail”
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 Little Molas Lake campground side road ).

Visited February 2013
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Indianapolis
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34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Nice Day Hiking near Salida”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

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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77 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“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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1 Thank Caroline E
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FL
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“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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61 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“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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