• Detailed information for all 28 segments of the Colorado Trail, plus the 5 segments of the new Collegiate West trail addition
• Color maps with trail overlays
• Accurate mileages and distances
• Elevation profiles
• Descriptions of key features
• Mountain bike detour routes
Here’s the data that every Colorado Trail day hiker or thru-hiker will want with them on the route: trailheads, road crossings, trail intersections, stream crossings, water sources, campsite locations, viewpoints, elevation, and resupply towns. This sixth edition features up to date information on the new trail alignment of the Collegiate West portion of the trail, including updated maps, elevation profiles, and data.
The Colorado Trail is considered by many to be the most beautiful “long trail” in the world. Spanning 486 miles from the Denver suburbs to Durango, Colorado—with 81 additional miles of the new Collegiate West addition—the trail passes through six national forests and six wilderness areas, traverses five major river systems, and crosses eight mountain ranges.
Written for the thru-hiker, weekend backpacker, day hiker, mountain bicyclist, and horse rider, this lightweight pack guide can easily be carried in your pocket or backpack. Detailed information is included for all 28 segments of the Colorado Trail, plus the 5 segments of the new Collegiate West trail addition.
Icons for each segment mark the access points, campsites, availability of water, and points of interest. Additional icons note services at supply points, such as post offices, lodging, meals, groceries, telephones, banks, showers, outdoor stores, laundry, and medical help.
The Colorado Trail Foundation is the nonprofit organization that keeps the Colorado Trail in good condition, maintaining and improving it with the help of many volunteers.