Waterton Canyon closed Weekdays June 1 - June 11

Waterton Canyon Weekday Closure

From Tuesday June 1 through Friday June 11, weekday access to Waterton Canyon will be closed 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 on Saturday, June 5, and Sunday, June 6, for weekend […]

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Please 'pack out' your toilet paper!

Pack Out Your Toilet Paper 2021

Posted May 4, 2021 – Trail Tip Tuesday – PACK OUT YOUR TOILET PAPER. Please help keep The Colorado Trail beautiful. Pack out your toilet paper. It is easy. Prepare at home by getting one or more dedicated bag(s). The CT is beautiful. But toilet paper is an eyesore that diminishes the experience for all. […]

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Ursack / Opsak combo works well for many CT travelers.

Bears and Your Food 2021

Posted April 27, 2021 – FOOD PRECAUTIONS FOR BEARS & CRITTERS. Trouble with bears is increasing. Along The Colorado Trail, the trouble with bears and other critters is primarily with the food and trash CT travelers carry. The problems that result sometimes ruin peoples’ equipment and end trips, but also can necessitate killing the bear. […]

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Starting in Denver at Waterton Canyon

Consider Shuttling at the Start

Posted April 20, 2021 – CONSIDER SHUTTLING AT THE START, a useful Colorado Trail tip. If you are planning a one-way Trail trip, consider planning to leave your car at your end point, where you’ll finish, and arrange for transportation (shuttler or other) to your start point. Benefits of leaving your car at your end […]

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CT Guides and merchandise are available at the CT Store.

TIPS: CT Guides and Store 2021

Posted April 15, 2021 – TIPS: CT GUIDES AND STORE 2021. Here are some tips we hope might help. CT Store – Find it at At the top of the page, click the “SHOP” button. Order Early – Many 2021 Post Office shipments to customers have been slow to deliver. Ordering early will ‘up’ […]

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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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SWA Pass (or fishing or hunting license) now required to pass through the SWA in CT Segment 12.

Segment 12 SWA Pass Needed

UPDATED JULY 14, 2021 – Here is where you can buy the SWA Pass online. Click on “State Wildlife Area Pass.” Posted March 25, 2021 – A Colorado State Wildlife Area (SWA) Pass will, in 2021, be required to travel a tiny fraction of The Colorado Trail (CT). Fishing or hunting license okay too. […]

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CT Databook 8 is On Its Way

Databook 8 is Coming

UPDATE MARCH 9, 2021 – AVAILABLE NOW, THE NEW CT DATABOOK IS IN, CLICK HERE FOR STORE PAGE. JANUARY 11, 2021 – We are excited to share this! The CTF has received new info from the Databook publisher that indicates THERE WILL BE A NEW EDITION CT DATABOOK FOR THE 2021 TRAIL SEASON. At the time […]

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The Colorado Trail Databook covers the Resupply Places and is great for along the Trail.

Resupply Places and the CT Databook

Posted June 9, 2020 THIS REMAINS TRUE FOR EVERY EDITION OF THE DATABOOK – CT travelers often carry the pocket-sized, official Colorado Trail Databook. It answers the all-important questions about upcoming water sources, mileages, elevations and enlightens the traveler should they reach an unsigned intersection as happens more often than we’d wish. The current, 7th […]

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Admiring CT Segment 26. Photo MAD Hippies

The CTF Needs Your CT Photos

Posted May 19, 2020 THIS REMAINS TRUE EVERY YEAR – Many of you are planning a trip on The Colorado Trail this summer …exciting!… and making plans to take photos. As you are putting together your plans, we hope you might consider contributing your pics to the CT Foundation after you finish. Your CT photos […]

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