CT Foundation News

Backpacker encounters avalanche debris above Silverton in CT Segment 24, Elk Creek.

Snowpack 2019 and Buried Trail

Trail Tip Tuesday – SNOWPACK and BURIED TRAIL – May 21, 2019. We’re upbeat about the 2019 trail season for The Colorado Trail. CT travelers will experience great adventure, likely enhanced by this season’s unusual challenges of deeper than normal snowpack and Trail buried by avalanche debris. No doubt, for distance travelers (including thru-hikers) the […]

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Kerrie Neet easily crossing Cochetopa Creek in July. Photo by Ray Kenny.

2019 Deep Snowpack and Swollen Creeks

Trail Tip Tuesday – 2019 DEEP SNOWPACK and SWOLLEN CREEKS – April 9, 2019. Given that it’s early April, it is impossible to know for sure how this spring’s super-deep snowpack, averaging around 150% of average, will affect The Colorado Trail this summer. But it is a good guess that the deep snow will eventually mean […]

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Phone app for The Colorado Trail (and more) by Atlas "Guthook" Guides.

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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First Edition Colorado Trail Databook, 1999.

The Colorado Trail Databook New and Old

Nearly all Colorado Trail travelers carry the CT Databook. Mile by mile it describes the route including the water sources that are so essential to replenish supply and stay hydrated. You’ll see people referring to it often. As the Trail has changed over the years, so has the CT Databook. It is now in Edition […]

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CT Hikers enjoying their trip.

Shuttlers for The Colorado Trail

The Colorado Trail Foundation maintains a contact list of known, current shuttle drivers – both individuals and businesses – in the Denver metro area and in towns all along the Trail, who have offered to help travelers get to and from trailheads along the CT and have allowed their contact info to be shared upon […]

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Two women backpackers celebrate completing The Colorado Trail at Junction Creek Trailhead near Durango. Champagne!

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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volunteers lifting huge log for trail bridge

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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