Waterton Canyon Closure – October 10 -13, 2022

Updated October 5, 2022 – WATERTON CLOSED October 10-13, 2022 Weekday access to Waterton Canyon will be closed Monday, October 10 through Thursday, October 13 for work by Aurora Water.  Neither the parking lot at the canyon’s entrance nor the canyon will be accessible during this time. WATERTON ALTERNATIVES. Those wanting to travel CT Segment […]

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Colorado Trail updates are on the CTF Blog Page Blog Page Info

Posted May 17, 2021 – If you are wanting Updated Info about The Colorado Trail, check out the CTF BLOG. Included are trail updates, snowpack conditions, tips and more.  

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Starting in Denver at Waterton Canyon

Waterton Canyon Weekday Closure May 2022

Updated May 25, 2022 – WATERTON REOPENED EARLY (STARTING TUE 5/24/22) Weekday access to Waterton Canyon will be closed Monday May 16 through Friday May 27 for Denver Water’s annual dust mitigation project. Neither the parking lot at the canyon’s entrance nor the canyon will be accessible during this time. Waterton Canyon will remain open […]

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Waterton Canyon Reopening 7 Days a Week beginning July 6, 2020

Waterton Now Open 7 Days but No Overnight Parking

Posted July 9, 2020 LIKELY IN 2021 THIS WILL REMAIN UNCHANGED – Great news. Beginning July 6, 2020, Waterton Canyon, the trail, is OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK. Now Open 7 Days A Week (the canyon and trail are fairly normal *, opening a half hour before sunrise and closing a half hour after sunset) […]

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Waterton Canyon Open Weekdays but No Overnight Parking

Waterton Open Weekdays but No Overnight Parking

Posted June 16, 2020 – Waterton Canyon trail and parking: Open on Weekdays (opening a half hour before sunrise and closing a half hour after sunset) No Potable Water (canyon spigots/fountains are off; river water available needs filtering and/or treating) No Overnight Parking Closed on Weekends These circumstances will be in place until further notice, […]

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2020 Colorado Trail travelers will encounter restrictions. Photo thanks to Summit Daily.

Coronavirus and The Colorado Trail

Posted June 2, 2020 – VERY DIFFERENT TRIP. This “Trail Tip Tuesday” on June 2, 2020 includes some of the Covid-related circumstances you’ll encounter as you travel The Colorado Trail. Even though these things have been changing rapidly and likely will continue to change, we hope this is helpful and gives you a sense about […]

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Along the CT a May storm covers spring snowpack with new snow.

CT Season Including Coronavirus April 28

Posted April 28, 2020 – The season for long distance travel on The Colorado Trail (July, August and September) is still a bit distant. Because many of you have been planning your CT trip, here is an update. As we’ve become more and more familiar with this information, we try to pass it along to […]

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Storm Clouds on The Colorado Trail Collegiate West near Cottonwood Pass. Photo Dean Krakel

Looking Forward: The CT Season and Coronavirus

Posted March 31, 2020 – March is turning to April and there are many coronavirus restrictions now in place. The Colorado Trail season – chiefly July, August and September – is still a bit distant. So, what does this all mean for CT distance-trip planners? Here at The Colorado Trail Foundation, we don’t have the […]

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Waterton Canyon closure began March 18, 2020 due to COVID-19

Waterton Canyon Closure due to COVID-19

Posted March 18, 2020 – Update – Waterton Canyon Reopened July 6, 2020. See notice here.   CLOSED. Sadly…WATERTON CANYON IS CLOSED. According to officials with Denver Water, the PARKING AND TRAIL CLOSURE BEGAN WED MARCH 18, 2020. It will remain closed (gated and patrolled) until further notice. REASON. According to CTF supporter Bobbie Hickman’s […]

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

CT Conditions 2019 Sept 24

Conditions 2019 on September 24 – CLOSURES Copper Mountain area: two-mile, trail-season detour affecting parts of CT Segments 7 and 8 . . . . . North of Monarch Pass: 3.2-mile detour on the CT Collegiate West, CW05 . . . . . FIRE BANS ETC Fire bans are in place: 2019 has seen […]

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