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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 4 days ago 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 3 weeks ago

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.

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
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

We only hiked about a mile and a half up, had to turn back due to storm clouds, but I guess if you live in Durango this Is a good hike. I though it just ok, a walk amongst weedy trees and brush and lot...More

Thank TheLongLongTrailer
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Great place four a bike ride or hike. Can be difficult but worth the trip. Beautiful scenery. Worth the effort. Stop off in Durango for a great dinner.

Thank Linda D
Reviewed 25 July 2016

I've not hiked the entire trail but I have volunteered with the Colorado Trail Foundation to rebuild existing sections of the trail and to build new trail? My most recent contribution was to work on the new Collegiate West route that should be open in...More

Thank John E
Reviewed 20 July 2016

5 of our group thru hiked the CO trail, 486 miles, 33 days. What a positive life changing experience!

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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