Colorado Trail Segment 5

Pike National Forest, Colorado

Elevation Gain4,647ft
Trailhead Elevation10,032ft
Elevation Min/Max9505/10517ft
Elevation Start/End10032/10032ft

Colorado Trail Segment 5

Colorado Trail (Segment 5) is a hiking and biking trail in Park County, Colorado. It is within Lost Creek Wilderness Area and Pike National Forest. It is 13.7 miles long and begins at 10,032 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 27.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 4,647 feet. This trail connects with the following: Rock Creek Road and Colorado Trail (Segment 4).

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Afoot & Afield: Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, and Rocky Mountain National Park (Wilderness Press)
Alan Apt and Kay Turnbaugh
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"This segment of the Colorado Trail is on the east side of Highway 285. The entire Colorado Trail can be used for an out-and-back outing of any length up to 30 miles or a one-way car shuttle of around 15 miles. The trail features sweeping views of South Park, and the Mosquito Range as it rolls gently through some thick aspen glens—great for viewing fall or summer colors."

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Trail Information

Pike National Forest
Nearby City
Pike National Forest
Additional Use
South Park Ranger District, Pike National Forest
Local Contacts
Trails Illustrated Tarryall Mountains & Kenosha Pass
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