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The Colorado Trail
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The Colorado Trail

 
The Colorado Trail

Page Type: Area/Bike Park

Location: Colorado, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 39.50404°N / 104.96338°W

Trail Type: Cross Country, Mountain

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

 

Page By: JDub

Created/Edited: Oct 12, 2007 / Oct 12, 2007

Object ID: 262309

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Overview

The Colorado Trail is a jewel of a trail system, traveling over 500 miles from Denver to Durango over 8 mountain ranges. Many miles of glorious, high alpine singletrack provide huge opportunities for all day (or multi-day) adventures in the thin air.

Getting There

With 28 sections and 500 miles of trail, the start and end points are entirely up to you. Waterton Canyon (SW of Denver) provides a good starting point for those in the Denver metro. Other popular choices of entry points are Kenosha Pass (SW of Denver on Hghwy 285), Gold Hill near Breckenridge and Searle Pass near Copper Mountain.

Red Tape

There are 6 Wilderness areas in which mountain bikes are not allowed.

External Links

The Colorado Trail - Mountain Biking Page

Colorado Trail Wikipedia Page

Colorado Trail Segments & Descriptions

Camping

Numerous camping opportunities exist ranging from true backcountry to established campgrounds.

Images

Approaching the 12k mark