2022 Adopt-A-Trail Accomplishments

Adopters do important work in their sections of trail, which range from 1.6 to 16.8 miles. Some do the work alone and some assemble a group for the outing. Visiting as soon as they can after the snow melts in late spring, they cut and remove fallen trees, rake and hoe silt and debris out […]

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CTF Trail Crews: 2021 Accomplishments

Summary 2021 CTF Crew Accomplishments – 17 Trail Crews One trail crew and team leader training 229 volunteers (including crew leaders, cooks, trail workers, Operations Manager, etc.) 7,610 volunteer hours contributed Three bridges constructed or repaired Avalanche debris cleared from several locations Hundreds of drains cleaned and/or constructed Four turnpikes constructed Approximately one mile of […]

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Segment 8 near Copper Mountain Closure and Detour August 8-12

Copper Mountain Resort is doing some snowmaking repairs that will impact the safe travel across Segment 8 of The Colorado Trail. Segment 8 trail closure and detour scheduled for the week of August 8-12.  Because of this work, this part of the trail will be closed and there will be a detour route to go […]

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Motorized Trail Work in Segment 16, August 1 – 5

From August 1 through August 5, a trail work project that will involve ATVs, trucks, and tractors will be taking place between the Marshall Pass and Silver Creek trailheads (click here to see a map of the work area). Motorcycles and mini excavators will also be in use for this project. Trail spotters will be […]

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CTF Begins Search for Executive Director

Bill Manning here with a message that tugs at my heart: I will soon be departing as Executive Director of The Colorado Trail Foundation. This decision has been brought on by both my age, 67, and my ongoing fight against sarcoma cancer. Cliche, perhaps, but I am looking forward to spending more time with my […]

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Starting in Denver at Waterton Canyon

Waterton Canyon Weekday Closure May 2022

Updated May 25, 2022 – WATERTON REOPENED EARLY (STARTING TUE 5/24/22) Weekday access to Waterton Canyon will be closed Monday May 16 through Friday May 27 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 […]

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Early season snowpack can be a challenge.

Segment Snowpack-Passable Norms 2022

Posted May 3, 2022 – AVERAGE SNOWPACK-PASSABLE DATES – When do Colorado Trail segments normally become snowpack passable? Here at the CT Foundation, we have studied this carefully. Below you’ll see the Average Melt-Off Dates when each segment might become passable. This ‘snowpack passable,’ to us, means not overly arduous or hazardous due to remaining […]

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Fire Bans Affect the Entire Colorado Trail

Fire Bans in 2021

EDITED JUNE 19 AS TO WHITE GAS STOVES. Posted June 18,2021 – CT Fire Bans have been instituted; expect them all Trail season. – A reality nearly every Trail season, FIRE BANS affecting large portions of The Colorado Trail have already been put in place by Counties and the U.S. Forest Service. More will surely […]

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Phone app for The Colorado Trail (and more) by Atlas "Guthook" Guides.

CT App from Atlas “Guthook” Guides

Posted March 5, 2020 THIS REMAINS TRUE EVERY YEAR – One of the CT guides that comes highly recommended by Trail travelers is the CT smartphone app by Atlas “Guthook” Guides. The app is of great help along the Trail. It tells you about each upcoming water source, including how many miles ahead it is […]

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CT travelers are reporting near-ideal conditions along The Colorado Trail. Photo in CT Segment 23 is thanks to bikepacker Colin Hughes.

CT Conditions 2019 Sept 3

Conditions 2019 on September 3 – FIRE Wildfire near CT Segments 4 and 5 east of Kenosha Pass: Firefighters have gained on containment. This wildfire, first reported on Monday August 26, is maybe 2 miles north northeast from the division between CT Segments 4 and 5. Smoke and flames have died down significantly. No part […]

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