Colorado Trail Segment 8

Summit County, Colorado

Elevation Gain945ft
Trailhead Elevation9,751ft
Elevation Min/Max9751/10016ft
Elevation Start/End9751/9751ft

Colorado Trail Segment 8

Colorado Trail (Segment 8) is a hiking and biking trail in Summit County, Colorado. It is within White River National Forest. It is 1.5 miles long and begins at 9,751 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 945 feet. Along the trail there are woods, trees, grasses, and sands. This trail connects with the following: Colorado Trail (Segment 7).

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"In summer 2002, volunteer crews from the Colorado Trail Foundation completed a reroute of the Colorado Trail where it traverses above Copper Mountain Resort. The new trail crosses several ski runs, travels under chairlifts, drops near the Village at Copper, then winds down to meet the older part of the Colorado Trail near the confluence of Jacque Creek and Guller Creek. Various wildflowers and remnants of the old days of mining and logging mix with today ’s white gold (snow riding)along this trail. For Colorado Trail aficionados, hikers on the old section walked on the road from Wheeler Flats trailhead through Copper Mountain then along the paved recreational path to a bridge over Tenmile Creek. From there the trail followed Guller Creek to its headwaters and east to Searle Pass. The USFS and Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC)then revegetated the old trail from Jacque Creek down (east)to the paved recreational path. This hike follows the new section of the Colorado Trail to Guller Creek." Read more

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Trail Information

Summit County
Nearby City
White River National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Copper Mountain,Vail Pass; Trails Illustrated: #108 Vail,Frisco,Dillon;#109 Breckenridge,Tennessee Pass
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Dec 2018