Skip to main content



Predicting Snow Conditions on the CT

We hear it every year, from the conclusion of one hiking season to the beginning of the next. What is the snowpack like on the Colorado Trail? We hear this…
December 28, 2023

2023 Trail Crew Accomplishments

Trail crews are the cornerstone of fulfilling the mission of The Colorado Trail Foundation. Our work here at the CTF, in the most basic terms, is to provide the opportunity…
December 22, 2023
AAT Cover

2023 Adopt-A-Trail-Accomplishments

The Adopt-A-Trail program is crucial to the maintenance of The Colorado Trail. There are currently 84 Adopt-A-Trail (AAT) sections on The Colorado Trail. They range in distance from about 1.5…
December 20, 2023

2023 CT Impact Report

Allow me to introduce you to the CT Impact Report, a new publication for The Colorado Trail Foundation that aims to showcase all of the work that went into the…
December 14, 2023
Matching Grant

Donating? Check for a Company Match Program

Did you know that many companies will match any donation one of their employees makes to a registered non-profit? Read on to learn more! Fulfilling the mission of The Colorado…
November 27, 2023
Black Bear

Bears, Critters, and Food Storage on the CT

Bears, Critters, and Food Storage on the CT Wildlife encounters are frequent on The Colorado Trail. Many trail users share the common, yet irrational, fear of bear and mountain lion…
November 22, 2023
Pivot E-Bike

Portions of the CT Where E-bikes are Allowed

E-bike Regulations on the Colorado Trail E-bike regulations and access are managed and determined by our Federal Land Management partners. For most of the Colorado Trail, that’s the United States…
October 31, 2023
Clear Creek Reservoir SWA

Segment 12 SWA Pass Update

UPDATED October 30, 2023 - Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) manages about 350 State Wildlife Areas (SWA) across the state. The vast majority do not impact the CT. However, one…
October 30, 2023

Waterton Canyon Closure Thursday November 2nd

Access to Waterton Canyon will be closed on Thursday, November 2nd, due to a Denver Water construction project taking place that will create unsafe conditions for the public. During this…
October 30, 2023

Bustang Rider Guide: Denver to Durango or Vice Versa

Social media groups discussing hiking The Colorado Trail are often packed with questions about how to get from one end of The Colorado Trail back to the other. Regardless of…
October 18, 2023
Fooses Trail Crew

Fooses Creek/Monarch Crest Realignment Open!

The Colorado Trail Foundation and partners would like to announce the official opening of the new Fooses Creek realignment on Segment 15. After over a decade of work by The…
October 2, 2023
Trail Vandalism 01

Sign Vandalism on the CT

2023 saw a noticeable uptick in theft and vandalism on signs along The Colorado Trail, and we want to take a moment to help trail users understand what not to…
September 25, 2023
Salida RD Prescribed Burn

Salida Ranger District Prescribed Burns

The Salida Ranger District will be conducting some prescribed burns in Chaffee County. For CT travelers planning to be on segments 13-15 between now and mid-November (exact timing is weather…
September 21, 2023