Traveling the Colorado Trail by foot, horseback, or bicycle.

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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Fire Restrictions

Fire bans along The Colorado Trail are the reality nearly every Trail season. But 2018 is already unusual given the drought conditions, especially severe along the southern half of the CT. FIRE BANS START MAY 1. Earlier in the year than normal, fire restrictions begin today, May 1, on the entire San Juan National Forest. […]

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Databook 7 now available at CT store

AVAILABLE NOW. Highly anticipated, this brand-new CT Databook, the 7th Edition, is finally available at the CT Store (before other retailers have it). The price is $19.95 and each purchase helps the CTF sustain the Trail stewardship. ON-THE-TRAIL GUIDE. This pocket-sized book has long been the choice of most travelers on The Colorado Trail. It […]

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Training for a long hike

Super important, training beforehand ups your likelihood of success. Hike hills (even stairs) up and down. Ramp up mileage & elevation. Ease into carrying your pack, increasing the weight. Tread on irregular trail surfaces (if possible). Train your feet and dial your footwear. Strengthen your ankles, legs, butt and back. Overnight with your gear and […]

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Focus On Footwear

Very important during training for Colorado Trail trips, that you dial-in your shoes (and socks). Avoid blisters if you can; they make hiking much harder to enjoy. Find the right fit, roominess, and breathability (etc) that works best for your feet. Well in advance of your trip, try different shoes until you have some winners. Then […]

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