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The Colorado Trail

25th Street, Durango, CO 81301
+1 970-385-2950
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Guided Mountain-Biking Tour of Colorado's Front Range
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Spanning some 500 miles from Denver to Durango, this path crosses many different elevations and environments, including eight mountain ranges, seven national forests, six wilderness areas and five river systems, making it one of the most fascinating and scenic trails in the state.
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25th Street, Durango, CO 81301
+1 970-385-2950
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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

About a mile or less north of Molas Pass (US 500 north 34 miles out of Durango, CO), pull off the road into a parking area east of the highway. The Colorado Trail, segment 25 departs from the lot heading east and downhill about 400’...More

Thank BLWynn
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

So the Colorado trail runs from Denver to Durango, but you can hike various parts of it little bits at a time. We took our kids (11/8/4) on a relatively short hike from Molas pass. The hike itself was not hard, although our kids were...More

Thank Janine Z
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Love this trail! It is suitable for hikers, bikers & runners. We hiked a small portion of it...starting in Durango. Trail winds along Junction Creek & then winds up to Gudi's Rest. Trail is well maintained! We hiked this trail on a weekend & parking...More

Thank ABQJean
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

My 34-year-old son and I hiked segments 15, 16, and 17 with my husband. This is marked his completion of the entire Colorado Trail. As with any outdoor adventure, very little is in your control. We began the first day in the rain. Other hikers...More

Thank Rebecca A
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

We took 2 kids hiking up the trail to Gudys rest. It was a fairly easy hike until the bridge to cross the creek. The switchbacks up to the view was more challenging but it was totally worth the effort even for the littles (7...More

Thank Meredith A
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Start at the trail head near town and park if you can at the first parking area by the restrooms. There is one higher up but then you miss a beautiful section of this diverse magnificent trail.

2  Thank Dawn D
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The trail was recommended by the Durango Visitor center...not too strenuous but went on "forever" I believe it goes from Durango to Denver over 300 miles! My buddy and I, just hitting the 70 year old mark, didn't want to overextend ourselves...so we hiked about...More

1  Thank ajbabyboomer
Reviewed 19 May 2017

My wife and I (in our 60's) hiked (backpacked) the entire 486 miles of the Colorado Trail from Denver to Durango, Colorado. The hike took us about 7 weeks with a number of visits to towns to wash clothes, sleep in a bed, and get...More

Thank Ron W
Reviewed 24 October 2016

The portion of the Colorado trail, which runs along a crystal clear creek provides for some fairly easy hiking with beautiful scenery along the way. Highly recommended for short or long hikes. It's out and back as opposed to a loop so have an idea...More

1  Thank RabidVacationer
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Looking for some exercise, we hiked from the trail head near Junction Creek Campground to Gudy's Rest. The first 1.5 miles or so generally follows the creek and is a pretty easy walk through a shaded gulch until you reach the bridge over the creek....More

1  Thank ROCtraveler30
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5 February 2017|
Response from ROCtraveler30 | Reviewed this property |
I have only hiked portions of the trail as day-hikes, which is probably the case of most reviewers on TA. But, in general, the answer to your question(s) is dependent on many factors: your fitness, pack weights, weather... More