Consider Shuttling at the Start

Here’s a useful Colorado Trail tip about shuttling. If you’re planning a one-way Trail trip and you’re needing a shuttle to or from your vehicle, consider leaving your car at your end point, where you’ll finish. Arrange with your shuttler to meet you there and have them shuttle you to your start point. Beginning your […]

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CT Phone App from Atlas “Guthook” Guides

By Jerry Brown, Bear Creek Survey, March 2019: Last summer I accomplished my seventh thru of The Colorado Trail and updated trail data for Atlas “Guthook” Guides. I took 1,465 geo-referenced photographs of the Trail’s waypoints including water sources, intersections, signs, trailheads, and just about any other thing that would help hikers navigate the trail. […]

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Completers of The Colorado Trail

WE KNOW OF 2,698 COMPLETERS of the CT (at the time of this blog post) and each one is listed on the Completers Page at ColoradoTrail.org. These trail travelers have reported their success to the CTF by submitting an application for a CT Completion Certificate. In recent years the application has been online and takes […]

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Online Trail Crew Registration Now Live

REGISTER ONLINE to volunteer on a Trail Crew. For the first time ever, online Crew Registration awaits you. Here are the links: Trail Crew Schedule CTF Trail Crew Registration and Waiver Recently, the new CTF website went live. Completely overhauled, the new site is now mobile friendly and has a fresh new look including stunning […]

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Welcome To Our New Website

Welcome To Our New Website This new website for the Colorado Trail Foundation went live on Monday, Jan. 28. One year in the making, coloradotrail.org is now mobile friendly and modern. It is easier to navigate, helping you find what you want. Nearly all of it has been rewritten for clarity and to be up […]

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Bikepacking the CT makes author cry

Elevation Outdoors magazine, a newsprint magazine distributed for free, published “Over the Mountain There Are More Mountains” by Michael Henry. “When I finally glimpsed the golden ribbon of Stony Pass Road I was so overcome with joy I admit I cried. My spent muscles trembled with adrenaline and I pedaled my Stumpjumper, loaded with camping […]

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CTF Trail Crews: 2018 Accomplishments

Summary 21 Trail Crews 325 volunteers (including crew leaders, cooks, trail workers, Operations Manager…) 8,288 volunteer hours contributed 63 lineal feet of turnpike constructed Hundreds of drains cleaned and/or constructed Four new bridges constructed .55 miles of new trail constructed Four Day Crew 0118 – Boswell Creek May 31 – June 3, 2018 Crew Leader:  […]

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2018 Foundation Accomplishments

In 2018 reported to us so far… 717 VOLUNTEERS contributed 13,418 hours preserving The Colorado Trail, an astounding $331,290 worth of labor! Adopt-A-Trail VOLUNTEERS • 280 Adopters & Helpers • 2,412 hours Maintained the 567-mile CT (as they do annually) 80 volunteer Adopters plus their helpers Each visits their Adoption one or more times every season Cleared the trail, sawing […]

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