The Colorado Trail: The Official Guidebook Guide Book

by The Colorado Trail Foundation (Colorado Mountain Club Press)
The Colorado Trail The Official Guidebook  by The Colorado Trail Foundation

256pp/color maps & color photos
ISBN: 0976052520

This book is your official guide to hiking, backpacking, horsepacking and bicycling one of the nation's most beautiful and varied long-distance trails. Written for both through-hikers of the entire 468-mile Colorado Trail and segment-hikers doing a section at a time, this guide has everything you need: expert advice on planning your CT experience, detailed descriptions of every mile, resupply information at nearby towns, equipment recommendations, food and safety considerations, wilderness etiquette, natural history, and much more. Full-color maps, a detailed index, dozens of gorgeous full-color photographs, and must-have elevation profiles make this the most complete and accurate book available on the Colorado Trail. There's even fascinating info on side trips, like 14ers, to visit along the way. This new sixth edition has all the latest CT re-routes. And now this new edition is "GPS Enabled" with over 800 accurate GPS positions so you can use the latest navigational aides.

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Trails from the "The Colorado Trail: The Official Guidebook" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 28.
... Preview: This segment of the CT continues to follow the high ground between major drainages, offering excellent viewing opportunities. In this segment, the drainages are Hermosa Creek to the south and east and ... From the guidebook "The Colorado Trail: The Official Guidebook"
Rico, CO - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10.9
... Preview: This is a very pleasant section of trail, contouring along the mountainside just below the Divide and paralleling Lost Trail Creek below. It was here that one CT hiker had the privilege of observing t ... From the guidebook "The Colorado Trail: The Official Guidebook"
Lake City, CO - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 12.2
... Preview: This segment travels through the southern end of the Sawatch Range. Although there are still several fourteeners nearby (Antero, Shavano & Tabeguache), the CT takes a much less rigorous route through ... From the guidebook "The Colorado Trail: The Official Guidebook"
Salida, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 20.9
... Preview: In this segment, the CT continues its path along the eastern flank of the Sawatch Range with more spectacular ups and downs than the previous segment. In fact, you will spend a considerable amount of ... From the guidebook "The Colorado Trail: The Official Guidebook"
Buena Vista, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 18.5
... Preview: This is not one of the most breathtakingly beautiful segments of the Colorado Trail. It is ranch country and grazing cattle are common. The grades average less than 100 feet per mile. There is not muc ... From the guidebook "The Colorado Trail: The Official Guidebook"
Saguache, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 13.8
... Preview: This whole area is extremely popular with bicyclists and day-hikers due to its proximity to Denver, its pleasant pine and fir forest, and many small streams. The area is relatively flat by Colorado Tr ... From the guidebook "The Colorado Trail: The Official Guidebook"
Bailey, CO - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 12.7
... Preview: This segment begins off of CO-91 at the south edge of the Copper Mountain Resort Golf Course. The CT continues generally westward, staying south of the built-up areas while passing under the lower end ... From the guidebook "The Colorado Trail: The Official Guidebook"
Frisco, CO - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 25.4
... Preview: This segment immediately re-enters the La Garita Wilderness Area, detouring around some private property. The trail rejoins Cochetopa Creek after about a mile and follows the valley all the way to the ... From the guidebook "The Colorado Trail: The Official Guidebook"
Creede, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 12.7
... Preview: This start of this segment has essentially two trailheads; one at FS-560, and another 0.25 mile up a small dirt road. This segment begins at FS-560, but parking is available at both locations. Segment ... From the guidebook "The Colorado Trail: The Official Guidebook"
Bailey, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 16.6
... Preview: This segment of the CT crosses the Tenmile Range. It is a steady, 6-mile, 3600 foot ascent of the east side, crossing the ridge between Peaks 5 and 6 at nearly 12,500 feet, then a descent of 3,000 fee ... From the guidebook "The Colorado Trail: The Official Guidebook"
Breckenridge, CO - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 12.8
... Preview: This segment begins by skirting the eastern base of Mount Elbert (14,433), the highest mountain in Colorado, at approximately the 10,000-foot level. Two of the most popular climbing routes up Mount El ... From the guidebook "The Colorado Trail: The Official Guidebook"
Twin Lakes, CO - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 21.1
... Preview: This segment continues to follow the ridge dividing the Hermosa Creek drainage and the Dolores River drainage, all the way to Taylor Lake. The first 9 miles of this segment encounters many infrequentl ... From the guidebook "The Colorado Trail: The Official Guidebook"
Rico, CO - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 20.6
... Preview: This first segment of the Colorado Trail begins at the Waterton Canyon Trailhead next to the South Platte River. This is a very popular day use area and, undoubtedly, the busiest segment of the entire ... From the guidebook "The Colorado Trail: The Official Guidebook"
Denver, CO - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 16.8
... Preview: This segment of the Colorado Trail is quite spectacular in many respects. It has the most vertical travel of any segment of the CT, more than 4,700 feet of vertical in one direction and 1,400 feet in ... From the guidebook "The Colorado Trail: The Official Guidebook"
Durango, CO - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 21.5
... Preview: This segment originally started at the Kenosha Pass Campground driveway and proceeded through the campground and out the back gate. (There was even a small parking area off of the driveway for CT user ... From the guidebook "The Colorado Trail: The Official Guidebook"
Jefferson, CO - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 32.9
... Preview: The first 12 miles of this segment roughly parallel the Lost Park Road, which can frequently be seen in the valley below. Then, towards the end, spectacular views of South Park start come into view. ... From the guidebook "The Colorado Trail: The Official Guidebook"
Jefferson, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 14.4
... Preview: This segment of the CT and the next two segments are mostly open to motorized traffic. This is because, in the hurry to get the Colorado Trail opened, it was decided to follow an existing motorized ro ... From the guidebook "The Colorado Trail: The Official Guidebook"
Salida, CO - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 15.2
... Preview: This segment starts at US-550, just north of Molas Pass. It proceeds west on a trail, separate from the access road, to the south side of Little Molas Lake Campground. After a short trip through the c ... From the guidebook "The Colorado Trail: The Official Guidebook"
Silverton, CO - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 20.9
... Preview: After a rather idyllic and benign beginning, this segment suddenly gets serious and climbs nearly 3,000 feet in the next 3 miles. Once you reach the top of the east ridge of Mount Yale, there are some ... From the guidebook "The Colorado Trail: The Official Guidebook"
Buena Vista, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 22.8
... Preview: At the beginning of this segment, a jeep road heads down to the Rio Grande River ford from across and up on the right on the Stony Pass Road. The CT follows this jeep road for the first 4.5 miles of t ... From the guidebook "The Colorado Trail: The Official Guidebook"
Silverton, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 21.9