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Additional Resources for Planning a Trip on The Colorado Trail

The following additional resources and links may be useful to users and friends of The Colorado Trail who are planning a trip. The resources are provided as a service to users of The Colorado Trail. No endorsement, express or implied, should be inferred from inclusion or lack of inclusion in these resources.

Click on a subject below to be taken to the complete listing of resources:

Chambers of Commerce and Visitors Centers near The Colorado Trail GPS Information
Transportation and Shuttles Trails Organizations
Federal Agencies Other Organizations
Colorado State Agencies Recommended Reading on Hiking in Colorado
Cartographic Information  
   

Chambers of Commerce and Visitors Centers near The Colorado Trail

Breckenridge Resort Chamber 1-888-251-2417 http://www.gobreck.com
Buena Vista Area Chamber of Commerce 719-395-6612 http://www.fourteenernet.com/buenavista/
Denver Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau 1-800-233-6837
303-892-1505
http://denver.org
Durango Area Chamber Resort Association 1-800-463-8726 http://www.durango.org
Gunnison County Chamber of Commerce 970-641-1501 http://www.gunnison-co.com/
Lake City/Hinsdale County Chamber of Commerce 1-800-569-1874
970-944-2527
http://www.lakecity.com
Leadville/Lake County Chamber of Commerce 1-888-532-3845
719-486-3900
http://www.leadvilleusa.com/index.ihtml
Heart of The Rockies Chamber of Commerce - Salida 1-877-772-5432 http://www.salidachamber.org
Silverton Area Chamber of Commerce 1-800-752-4494
970-387-5654
http://www.silvertoncolorado.com/
South Fork Chamber of Commerce   http://southforkcolorado.org/
Summit County Chamber of Commerce 1-800-530-3099 http://www.summitchamber.org

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Transportation and Shuttles

RTD (Regional Transportation District) 1-800-366-7433
303-299-6000
http://www.RTD-Denver.com
For transportation to Waterton Canyon Trailhead, see the FAQ section of this website    
Colorado Mountain Express (CME) - Denver International Airport to Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, and Frisco 1-800-525-6363 http://www.ridecme.com
Summit Stage - Summit County free shuttle 970-668-0999 http://www.summitstage.com/
Colorado Department of Transportation   http://www.dot.state.co.us and
http://www.cotrip.org/
Lake City Area - Pleasant View Resort and Rocky Mountain Jeep Rental 970-944-2262 http://www.pleasantviewresort.net

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Federal Agencies

United States Department of Agriculture - Forest Service:
Recreation Information and Maps http://www.fs.fed.us/recreation
Rocky Mountain Region http://www.fs.fed.us/r2
United States Department of the Interior:
Bureau of Land Management http://www.blm.gov/nhp/index.htm
Fish and Wildlife Service http://www.fws.gov/

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Colorado State Agencies

General Information http://www.colorado.gov
Colorado State Parks
303-866-3437 or 303-470-1144
1-800-678-2267 (reservations)
http://parks.state.co.us
Colorado Division of Wildlife http://wildlife.state.co.us
Colorado Outdoor Recreation Center (including camping reservations) http://www.oriconline.org/

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Cartographic Information

For map information specific to The Colorado Trail and information regarding where maps can be purchased, please see the Frequently Asked Questions.

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GPS Information

For GPS waypoints specific to The Colorado Trail, visit the Bear Creek Survey Service website or consider purchasing the Colorado Trail Map Book.

CT users have prepared two short articles in PDF format to help keep you from getting lost:

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Trails Organizations

Colorado Fourteeners Initiative
607 10th St. #306
Golden, CO 80401
303-278-7650 http://www.coloradofourteeners.org
Continental Divide Trail Coalition
P.O. Box 552
Pine, CO 80470
720-340-2382 http://www.continentaldividetrail.org
Jefferson County Open Space Parks 303-271-5925 http://www.co.jefferson.co.us/openspace/
Trails 2000
P.O. Box 3868
Durango, CO 81302
970-259-4682 http://trails2000.org

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Other Organizations

Colorado Mountain Club http://www.cmc.org
Colorado Guide http://www.coloradoguide.com
Peak to Peak Trail and Wilderness Links http://www.peaktopeak.net/
Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado http://www.voc.org

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Recommended Reading on Hiking in Colorado

The Official Guidebook of The Colorado Trail Foundation. Colorado Mountain Club Press, Golden, CO. 6" x 9" paperbound. Available at the CT Store.

Guide to The Colorado Mountains, by Randy Jacobs with Robert M. Ormes.  Colorado Mountain Club Press, Golden, CO. 6" x 9" paperbound.  The authoritative source on Colorado’s mountains with 1500 route descriptions – peaks, passes, lakes and trails – and over 250,000 copies in print. Available at CMC Press.

100 Classic Hikes in Colorado, by Scott S. Warren.  The  Mountaineers Books, Seattle, WA.  6" x 9" paperbound.  All new, full-color edition detailing some of the best hikes in the state, with routes graded for beginners to veteran hikers.

Best Hikes With Children in Colorado, by Maureen Keilty. The Mountaineers Books, Seattle, WA.  5 ½" x 8" paperbound.  Playful guide details hikes all around Colorado that are appropriate for little feet.

Colorado’s Fourteeners: From Hikes to Climbs, by Gerry Roach.  Fulcrum Publishing, Golden, CO.  6" x 9" paperbound.  Multiple routes for climbers up Colorado’s 54 fourteeners, written in a style that conveys Roach’s intimate knowledge and love of Colorado’s high peaks.

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