Fire Bans

The Colorado Trail in Segment 23 above Silverton. Photo Brian Pierce

Characteristics of The Colorado Trail (vs. the AT)

UPDATED AUGUST 7, 2021 Posted April 7, 2020 –   The Colorado Trail (CT) has its own set of characteristics. Some of these will be of particular interest to travelers who’ve already experienced one or more of the other long trails. Because it is common for Appalachian Trail (AT) users to become interested in the […]

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Fire Bans Affect the Entire Colorado Trail

Fire Bans in 2021

EDITED JUNE 19 AS TO WHITE GAS STOVES. Posted June 18,2021 – CT Fire Bans have been instituted; expect them all Trail season. – A reality nearly every Trail season, FIRE BANS affecting large portions of The Colorado Trail have already been put in place by Counties and the U.S. Forest Service. More will surely […]

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The 2017 Peak 2 Fire Closed CT Segment 7

Stove Choice and Fire Bans 2021

Posted April 13, 2021 – STOVE CHOICE AND FIRE BANS ON THE CT 2021. Most of the long-distance travelers on The Colorado Trail will carry a backpacking stove. It is smart to keep in mind that the Colorado mountain environment is very dry, much drier than on some other long trails. Be ultra-careful with all […]

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Fire Bans Affect the Entire Colorado Trail

2020 FIRE BANS Affect the Entire CT

Posted June 24, 2020 – CT Fire Bans are End To End and All Season Long – A reality nearly every Trail season, this year due in part to the Coronavirus pandemic, FIRE BANS affecting the entire Colorado Trail were put in place in April by the U.S. Forest Service. Authorities expect these to last […]

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Colorado Trail updates are on the CTF Blog Page

ColoradoTrail.org Blog Page Info

Posted June 23, 2020 THIS REMAINS TRUE EVERY YEAR – If you are wanting Updated Info about The Colorado Trail, check out the CTF BLOG. Included are trail updates, snowpack conditions, Covid information, tips and more. https://coloradotrail.org/blog/  

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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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Deep snowpack remains on The Colorado Trail.

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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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 . . . . . 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 place: 2019 has seen […]

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

CT Conditions 2019 Sept 17

Conditions 2019 on 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 place: Some counties […]

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During his thru-bikepacking, Colin Hughes took this in CT Segment 23 near Cataract Lake above Silverton.

CT Conditions 2019 Sept 10

Conditions 2019 on September 10 – 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 place: Multiple counties […]

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