Fishing License Required to travel in Colorado State Wildlife Areas

Segment 12 Fishing License Needed

Posted July 7, 2020. IN 2021 NEW REGS INSTITUTED. SEE THE UPDATE HERE – A license is now required to travel a tiny fraction of The Colorado Trail (CT). Here are the details. It affects those who travel CT Segment 12 from mile 0.0 to 0.5 (part of the CT Collegiate East) as the Trail passes […]

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Little Snow Remains . All Passable as of June 30 2020

Snowpack 2020 … All Passable as of June 30

Posted June 30, 2020 – Snowpack 2020 … All Passable as of June 30 SNOWPACK FINAL TUESDAY JUNE 30, 2020 (Summary: Entire CT including the Collegiate West is ‘Snowpack Passable.’ Read details below.) PASSABLE! Snowpack-wise, this means you can get through whatever snow is left without it being overly arduous or unsafe. HOW MUCH SNOW […]

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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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Early June Snowpack Approaching Georgia Pass along Colorado Trail Segment 6

Snowpack 2020 as of June 23

Posted June 23, 2020 – HOW MUCH SNOW REMAINS? It is hard telling at this time of year how much snow is still on all the different portions of The Colorado Trail. The widely varying elevations, 5,522 to 13,271 feet above sea level, play a huge role as does the aspect of each hillside and […]

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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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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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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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Do your part to keep The Colorado Trail hiker friendly.

Keeping the CT Hiker Friendly

Posted May 26, 2020 THIS REMAINS TRUE EVERY YEAR – Most of the service providers along The Colorado Trail have long been ‘hiker friendly.’ Merchants and others are usually pretty nice to CT travelers whether they’re hikers, cyclists, or horse riders. And it goes both ways; we think the vast majority of Trail travelers treat […]

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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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