2018 Colorado Trail

The Colorado Trail is a ~500 route that goes from just outside Denver, Colorado across the state to Durango. No permits are necessary and there are many places along the way to resupply, typically every 3-5 days.

There is a fairly short window of time to hike the whole trail as snow often presents a serious challenge well into June and some years well into July, then come September early season snowstorms are not uncommon.

The biggest challenges for a hike like this are: the altitude (tough breathing), afternoon electrical storms (especially above tree line), wildfire closures (currently the last 70 miles are closed), and figuring out how to get home!

Some great resources to find out more about the trail are:               The Colorado Trail Foundation and blogger extraordinaire, PMags

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Pre Trip Planning

Gear List

Day 1