Trip Planning

Waterton Canyon Reopening 7 Days a Week beginning July 6, 2020

Waterton Now Open 7 Days but No Overnight Parking

Great news. Beginning July 6, 2020, Waterton Canyon, the trail, is OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK. Now Open 7 Days A Week (the canyon and trail are fairly normal *, opening a half hour before sunrise and closing a half hour after sunset) No Overnight Parking No Potable Water (canyon spigots/fountains are off; river water […]

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Fishing License Required to travel in Colorado State Wildlife Areas

Segment 12 Fishing License Needed

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 through the Clear Creek Reservoir State Wildlife Area (SWA). It will impact CT […]

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Little Snow Remains . All Passable as of June 30 2020

Snowpack 2020 … All Passable as of June 30

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 REMAINS? It is hard telling […]

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Fire Bans Affect the Entire Colorado Trail

2020 FIRE BANS Affect the Entire CT

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 all Trail season and beyond. […]

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Colorado Trail updates are on the CTF Blog Page

ColoradoTrail.org Blog Page Info

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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Early June Snowpack Approaching Georgia Pass along Colorado Trail Segment 6

Snowpack 2020 as of June 23

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 tree shading. This 2020 winter […]

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Waterton Canyon Open Weekdays but No Overnight Parking

Waterton Open Weekdays but No Overnight Parking

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, shaped by the unprecedented high […]

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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

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 edition Databook also includes key information on Resupply Places. It presents the from-Denver mile […]

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2020 Colorado Trail travelers will encounter restrictions. Photo thanks to Summit Daily.

Coronavirus and The Colorado Trail

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 this year’s experience. You’ll want […]

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Do your part to keep The Colorado Trail hiker friendly.

Keeping the CT Hiker Friendly

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 service providers well. In recent years at the CT Foundation, […]

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