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  • Colorado Trail Guidebook, 9th Edition

    $26.95

    The most up-to-date, official CT Guidebook, it will remain so for the entire 2021 Colorado Trail season.

    This book covers the entire Colorado Trail, all 567 miles between Denver and Durango, including Segments 1-28 plus CW01-CW05. This is the first edition Guidebook that covers the 80-mile CT Collegiate West that was added to The Colorado Trail in 2012. This comprehensive book helps you plan your CT excursions, can guide you on the trail, and is particularly well-suited to have either in an automobile or at home. It is your official resource for hiking, backpacking, horseback riding and bicycling The Colorado Trail.

    Maps in this guidebook show the roads pertinent to the Trail. Travel directions are also provided for each major trail access point. This road coverage is almost essential for the automobile portions of many excursions, including the car trips done by segment travelers as well as the driving done by support people who rendezvous with trail travelers.

    The 9th Edition CT Guidebook includes…

    • DETAIL – an in-depth chapter for every CT segment (1-28 + CW01-CW05)
      • up to date with recent trail reroutes
      • mileage & elevation stats
      • segment overview
      • trailheads and access points
      • driving directions and access road info
      • mile by mile trail description and highlights
      • map of each segment (highlighted CT, milepoints and roads)
      • elevation profile for each part of the Trail
      • GPS waypoints including segment endpoints (coordinates in UTM)
      • resupply towns info
    • INCLUDED – chapters on CT heritage, natural history and geology
    • BEST RESOURCE – trip planning guide
    • BIG PICTURE – end-to-end elevation profiles plus Collegiate East and West (helping with snowpack considerations)
    • VISUALS – full-color photographs throughout

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  • Colorado Trail Databook, 8th Edition

    $14.95

    Pocket-sized including water sources and reliability, the CT Databook is the “CliffsNotes” version of the CT Guidebook. Users like carrying it and referring to it on the Trail.

    Databook 8 is New for the 2021 Trail Season, it is lighter and thinner than the waterproof 7th Edition. The 8th Edition of the CT Databook builds on the usefulness of previous editions beginning with an end-to-end refinement of the Trail survey data, leading to mileage changes throughout the Databook. Key features have been corrected, particularly those that pertain to intersections and water sources, and the book has been revised to include all Trail reroutes. Resupply towns information has been rewritten and made current.

    The Databook answers your questions, including: How far is the next water source and how reliable is it? How many miles? What elevation? Where can I resupply? Information is presented in an easy-to-understand system of key words, symbols, maps and elevation profiles for each of the Trail segments. CT travelers appreciate using it as they travel the Trail.

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  • Colorado Trail Map Book

    $39.95

    Current edition, topo maps for the entire CT, all 567-miles of The Colorado Trail, including CT Collegiate West & Collegiate East, showing all trail reroutes opened. Also covers each of the five bicycle wilderness detours mandatory for cyclists.

    • Scale: approx. 1 inch = 3,000 feet
    • 92 pages
    • 8.5″ x 11″
    • 15 oz.
    • spiral bound to lay flat for easy use
    • paperback
    • magnetic declinations for compass users

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  • Colorado Trail Poster Map

    $10.00

    This artful poster map is a great addition to anyone’s home.  Published in 2013, this handsome map was developed by USGS’ premier cartographers using precise Colorado Trail line data against detailed Rocky Mountain landscape.  Elevations are represented by a scale of earth-tone colors.  Every single mountain and valley really jumps off the map!

      • 18″ x 24″
      • Shaded relief map
      • Highlights 53 of Colorado’s famous 14ers

    SHIPMENT NOTE: While most orders ship in a single package, your Poster Map will ship in a sturdy mailing tube, separate from any other items. Though all packages typically ship the same day, THE TUBE OFTEN ARRIVES A WEEK AFTER OTHER ITEMS, a delay caused by Post Office processing. Please expect this, and thanks for your patience!

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    • Published by The Colorado Trail Foundation
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  • National Geographic Map Guide – Colorado Trail Collegiate Loop

    $14.95

    The Colorado Trail, Collegiate Loop Topographic Map Guide has been designed as the perfect traveling companion when navigating the Collegiate Loop section of The Colorado Trail.

    • Waterproof
    • Tear-Resistant
    • Includes the CT Collegiate West and CT Collegiate East (3 booklets cover the entire CT)
    • Elevation profiles included for each section
    • Resupply towns info
    • Detailed topo maps show the CT and everything nearby

    Expertly researched and created by National Geographic Maps in partnership with The Colorado Trail Foundation, this map guide provides detailed topographic maps, interesting history, a 15-day itinerary, and a resupply location chart that shows distances and services available at each resupply point.

    More convenient and easier to use than folded maps, but just as compact and lightweight, National Geographic’s Topographic Map Guide booklets are printed on “Backcountry Tough” waterproof, tear-resistant paper with stainless steel staples. A full UTM grid is printed on the map to aid with GPS navigation.

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  • National Geographic Map Guide – Colorado Trail South

    $14.95

    The Colorado Trail, South Topographic Map Guide has been designed as the perfect traveling companion when navigating the southern section of The Colorado Trail.

    • Waterproof
    • Tear-Resistant
    • Covers the CT incl Collegiate East from Durango to Hwy 50
    • Elevation profiles included for each section
    • Resupply towns info
    • Bicycle wilderness detours are depicted
    • Detailed topo maps show the CT and everything nearby

    Expertly researched and created by National Geographic Maps in partnership with The Colorado Trail Foundation, this map guide provides detailed topographic maps, interesting history, bike detour maps, and a resupply location chart shows distances, and services available at each resupply point.

    More convenient and easier to use than folded maps, but just as compact and lightweight, National Geographic’s Topographic Map Guide booklets are printed on “Backcountry Tough” waterproof, tear-resistant paper with stainless steel staples. A full UTM grid is printed on the map to aid with GPS navigation.

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  • National Geographic Map Guide – Colorado Trail North

    $14.95

    The Colorado Trail North Topographic Map Guide has been designed as the perfect traveling companion when navigating the north section of The Colorado Trail.

    • Waterproof
    • Tear-Resistant
    • Covers the CT including Collegiate East from Hwy 50 to Denver
    • Elevation profiles included for each section
    • Resupply towns info
    • Bicycle wilderness detours are depicted
    • Detailed topo maps show the CT and everything nearby

    Expertly researched and created by National Geographic Maps in partnership with The Colorado Trail Foundation, this map guide provides detailed topographic maps, interesting history, bike detour maps, and a resupply location chart shows distances, and services available at each resupply point.

    More convenient and easier to use than folded maps, but just as compact and lightweight, National Geographic’s Topographic Map Guide booklets are printed on “Backcountry Tough” waterproof, tear-resistant paper with stainless steel staples that won’t rust. A full UTM grid is printed on the map to aid with GPS navigation.

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  • Package Deal: Colorado Trail Complete Guides Bundle

    $75.00

    Save almost $7.00 on this awesome package!

    Map Book, Databook and Guidebook…

    Everything you need to travel The Colorado Trail.

    Receive the Official books: CT Map Book, CT Guidebook and CT Databook … newest editions available.

    • CT Map Book:  Shaded relief, full color topo maps. CT line is highly accurate showing every turn in the Trail.
    • CT Guidebook: A must-have for planning your CT adventure and nearly essential to have in the automobile for any trips to and from the CT. It is your official resource for hiking, backpacking, horseback riding and bicycling The Colorado Trail.
    • CT Databook: Trail ready. Water sources. Fits in your pocket! Your light weight resource for while you’re on the Trail.

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  • National Geographic Colorado Trail Wall Map

    $12.95

    Wall Map of The Colorado Trail – National Geographic’s spectacular 18″ x 48″ CT map is ideal for fans and travelers of this magnificent trail – for trip planning, tracking one’s progress, or to commemorate one’s CT adventures.

    SHIPMENT NOTE: While most orders ship in a single package, your Poster Map will ship in a sturdy mailing tube, separate from any other items. Though all packages typically ship the same day, THE TUBE OFTEN ARRIVES A WEEK AFTER OTHER ITEMS, a delay caused by Post Office processing. Please expect this, and thanks for your patience!

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  • Package Deal: National Geographic CT Map Guides (Set of Three)

    $41.85

    Set of 3 Nat Geo Map Guides: Colorado Trail North, South, and Collegiate Loop

    Discounted for purchasing as a set.

    • Waterproof
    • Tear-Resistant
    • Covers the entire CT
    • Elevation profiles included for each section
    • Resupply towns info included
    • Bicycle wilderness detours included
    • Detailed topo maps show the CT and everything nearby

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  • Collegiate Loop Map Book

    $19.95

    Current 2021 edition, covers the entire 160-mile loop, the CT Collegiate West and CT Collegiate East, including all reroutes opened.

    • Scale: approx. 1 inch = 3,000 feet
    • 24 pages
    • 8.5″ x 11″
    • 6 oz.
    • Spiral bound to lay flat for easy use
    • Paperback

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  • Long Trails “How to Thru-Hike”

    $24.95

    Mastering the Art of the Thru-Hike

    The tools to make your dream of a long-distance thru-hike a reality.

    Liz “Snorkel” Thomas, former women’s speed record holder for the AT and veteran of twenty long trails, gives you the tools to make your long-distance hiking dream a reality. Topics include selecting gear, stocking resupplies, and planning your budget and schedule. Gorgeous photos!

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