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.” https://www.cpwshop.com/home.page 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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Supporting Your CT Support Person

Posted May 5, 2020 – The 2020 season on The Colorado Trail will, for long distance travelers, be different than any other. Covid-19 will increase challenges involving hitchhiking, shuttling, lodging and more. Considering all this carefully has us thinking about a “supported” thru-hike, -bike or -ride where a household member would meet and resupply the […]

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Nearing Durango - Success on The Colorado Trail

Training for The Colorado Trail

Posted April 14, 2020 – There’s great value in training for the CT, especially for longer excursions. We have learned this through our own experiences and communicating with many Trail travelers. Training beforehand can prevent injury and improves the chance your CT trip will succeed. Even right now with all the current COVID realities, if […]

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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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Segment 27 on The Colorado Trail between Silverton and Durango

Reassessing a CT Distance-Trip given Coronavirus

Posted March 24, 2020 – Here at The Colorado Trail Foundation we’re wanting to share a bit more on thru- or distance-travel planning relative to the Coronavirus situation. Given that the season for The Colorado Trail is primarily July–September and many weeks away considering we’re still in March, we’re finding it hard to know what […]

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CT Segment CW01 south of Twin Lakes in August 2019, thanks to Brian Pierce.

Coronavirus and Summer 2020 on The Colorado Trail

Posted March 17, 2020 – Now in mid-March with such broad impacts of the Coronavirus, what should 2020 Colorado Trail planners be thinking about? Here at the CT Foundation, we are mindful of many virus-related considerations but we are having a hard time forecasting into July, August and September, the heart of the Trail season. […]

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dog with backpacks

Traveling the CT with a Dog

Posted March 10, 2020 THIS REMAINS TRUE EVERY TRAIL SEASON – Quite a percentage of you CT distance travelers are planning the trip with your dog(s). Some dog travelers have a successful CT trip and they complete the Trail with their pooch. The CTF has even delivered some Completion Certificates for dogs and we smile […]

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