Avalanche debris fields in CT Segment 24 await hikers. Photo thanks to Avery Williamson.

Avalanche Debris in CT Segment 24

In Segment 24 of The Colorado Trail, there are large, avalanche debris fields that will be unavoidable all 2020 Trail season and beyond. The CTF has volunteer efforts scheduled again this year but completing this work to cut and dig through all the debris will take multiple Trail seasons. DEBRIS FIELDS – There are 4-6 […]

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The 2020 CTF Trail Crew Schedule

Summer Trail Crews Now Live

Volunteer on a Trail Crew this summer. Give back and have fun! We need you. Here are the links: https://coloradotrail.org/volunteer/trail-crews/crew-schedule/ https://coloradotrail.org/volunteer/trail-crews/ctf-trail-crew-registration-and-waiver/ Exciting here at the CTF, we’ve recently mailed and posted online (it’s mobile friendly!) our Trail Crew Schedule. Please take a look at these work parties. You simply gaining a sense for the Trail […]

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Slippery travel can await CT folks who start early.

Season for The Colorado Trail

Suppose you’re planning to travel a lengthy distance on the CT this summer. When should you start? Our suggestion for distance travel is to START NO EARLIER THAN JULY 1 when, most years, the high elevation snowpack has substantially melted off. A July 1 or later start will typically trim the snow travel to a […]

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The CT Guidebook (9th edition) and Databook (7th Edition) have both proven useful to CT travelers.

Guides Current for 2020

CURRENT EDITION OF THE GUIDES. Proven as helpful to nearly all CT travelers are the CT Guidebook and CT Databook. The Guidebook is more comprehensive, includes road access information, and is good for trip planning. Because it is so big and heavy, most purchasers choose to leave the Guidebook with an at-home support person who […]

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The Colorado Trail, mile for mile the most beautiful trail in America.

Plan your trip on The Colorado Trail

Suppose you’re interested in traveling The Colorado Trail this summer, where do you start learning? ColoradoTrail.org – official website includes loads of helpful trail traveler info and resource links CT Guidebook, Databook and other guides – these guides provide mileage and water info (and more) essential to trail travelers CTF Facebook page – official trail info […]

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Segment 11 on Sept 14 in 2017 thanks to CTF Ops Manager, Brent Adams.

CT Conditions 2019 Sept 24

Tuesday Blog Post – CONDITIONS 2019 – September 24. CLOSURES Copper Mountain area: two-mile, trail-season detour affecting parts of CT Segments 7 and 8 . . . . . https://coloradotrail.org/ct-detour-at-copper-mountain/ North of Monarch Pass: 3.2-mile detour on the CT Collegiate West, CW05 . . . . . https://coloradotrail.org/closure-detour-near-monarch-pass-2019/ FIRE BANS ETC Fire bans are in […]

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Photo taken above Silverton near Molas Pass by Jeff Jones while on CTF Crew 1219.

CT Conditions 2019 Sept 17

Tuesday Blog Post – CONDITIONS 2019 – September 17. CLOSURES Copper Mountain area: two-mile, trail-season detour affecting parts of CT Segments 7 and 8 . . . . . https://coloradotrail.org/ct-detour-at-copper-mountain/ North of Monarch Pass: 3.2-mile detour on the CT Collegiate West, CW05 . . . . . https://coloradotrail.org/closure-detour-near-monarch-pass-2019/ FIRE BANS ETC Fire bans are in […]

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CT travelers are reporting near-ideal conditions along The Colorado Trail. Photo in CT Segment 23 is thanks to bikepacker Colin Hughes.

CT Conditions 2019 Sept 3

Tuesday Blog Post – CONDITIONS 2019 – September 3. FIRE Wildfire near CT Segments 4 and 5 east of Kenosha Pass: Firefighters have gained on containment. This wildfire, first reported on Monday August 26, is maybe 2 miles north northeast from the division between CT Segments 4 and 5. Smoke and flames have died down […]

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Shawnee Peak Fire area closure notice is issued August 29 by USFS. Closed area does not affect the CT and is a couple miles north of CT Segs 4 and 5.

Shawnee Peak Fire Update August 29

UPDATED AUG 31 – For Shawnee Peak Fire (50% containment now, WooHoo!!) the USFS authorities issued a formal area closure and it does not include any part of The Colorado Trail, none of the Trail and none of the trailheads. The closure area is a couple miles north of CT Segments 4 and 5. See […]

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Shawnee Peak Fire began Aug 26th near CT Segments 4 and 5. Photo thanks to KOAA News5.

CT Conditions 2019 August 27

Tuesday Blog Post – CONDITIONS 2019 – August 27. FIRE Wildfire near CT Segments 4 and 5 east of Kenosha Pass: first reported on Monday August 26, this SERIOUS WILDFIRE is maybe 2 miles north northeast from the division between CT Segments 4 and 5. Huge smoke. EXPECT CHANGES, STAY ALERT (LINK BELOW) AND BE […]

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