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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
Buena Vista Area Chamber of Commerce 719-395-6612
Denver Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau 1-800-233-6837
Durango Area Chamber Resort Association 1-800-463-8726
Gunnison County Chamber of Commerce 970-641-1501
Lake City/Hinsdale County Chamber of Commerce 1-800-569-1874
Leadville/Lake County Chamber of Commerce 1-888-532-3845
Heart of The Rockies Chamber of Commerce - Salida 1-877-772-5432
Silverton Area Chamber of Commerce 1-800-752-4494
South Fork Chamber of Commerce
Summit County Chamber of Commerce 1-800-530-3099

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Transportation and Shuttles

RTD (Regional Transportation District) 1-800-366-7433
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
Summit Stage - Summit County free shuttle 970-668-0999
Colorado Department of Transportation and
Lake City Area - Pleasant View Resort and Rocky Mountain Jeep Rental 970-944-2262

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Federal Agencies

United States Department of Agriculture - Forest Service:
Recreation Information and Maps
Rocky Mountain Region
United States Department of the Interior:
Bureau of Land Management
Fish and Wildlife Service

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Colorado State Agencies

General Information
Colorado State Parks
303-866-3437 or 303-470-1144
1-800-678-2267 (reservations)
Colorado Division of Wildlife
Colorado Outdoor Recreation Center (including camping reservations)

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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
Continental Divide Trail Coalition
P.O. Box 552
Pine, CO 80470
Jefferson County Open Space Parks 303-271-5925
Trails 2000
P.O. Box 3868
Durango, CO 81302

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Other Organizations

Colorado Mountain Club
Colorado Guide
Peak to Peak Trail and Wilderness Links
Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado

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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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