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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Package Deal : CT Guidebook & Long Trails “How to Thru-Hike”

    $46.90

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    The Colorado Trail Guidebook and Long Trails, “Mastering the Art of the Thru-Hike”…

    Get these official books, the newest editions available.

    • The Official Colorado Trail Guidebook: A must-have for planning your CT adventure. Perfect to leave with your support person(s) so they can help better, and nearly essential to consult for any automobile trips to and from the CT. It is your official resource for hiking, backpacking, horseback riding and bicycling The Colorado Trail.
    • Backpacker Long Trails, Mastering the Art of the Thru-Hike: This is the best, comprehensive, ‘how to’ thru-hike book. It is an ‘easy read’ or can be used as a reference manual. You’ll find trail-proven advice on selecting gear, stocking resupplies, and planning your budget and schedule, complete with gorgeous photographs of life on the trail.
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  • Package Deal : Long Trails “How to Thru-Hike” and Voices of The Colorado Trail

    $44.90

    Save $5.00 on this awesome package!

    “Long Trails, Mastering the Art of the Thru-Hike” and “Voices of The Colorado Trail”…

    • Backpacker Long Trails, Mastering the Art of the Thru-Hike: This is the best, comprehensive, ‘how to’ thru-hike book. It is an easy read or can be used as a reference manual. You’ll find trail-proven advice on selecting gear, stocking resupplies, and planning your budget and schedule, complete with gorgeous photographs of life on the trail.
    • Voices of The Colorado Trail: Insightful stories about the experience of hiking The Colorado Trail along with wonderful photographs of both the personalities of trail travelers (all kinds) and the beautiful scenery of the CT. This book has been helpful to those planning their own hikes as well as appreciated by loved ones who, before they read this book, just did not ‘get it.’
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  • Voices of The Colorado Trail

    $24.95

    Authored by three-time CT completer David W. Fanning, it offers insightful stories gathered along the trail, about the experience of hiking The Colorado Trail. Featuring wonderful photographs which capture both the personalities of trail travelers (all kinds) and the beautiful scenery of the CT, “Voices of The Colorado Trail” has been helpful to those planning their own hikes. A quick read that easily communicates what a thru-hike is all about, trip planners have often benefited when they’ve shared this with a loved one who “just doesn’t get it.”

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  • Package Deal : Collegiate Loop Map Book and CT Guidebook

    $41.90

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    Collegiate Loop Map Book and The Colorado Trail Guidebook…

    Get these official books, the newest editions available.

    • Collegiate Loop Map Book:  Shaded relief, full color topo maps that include the highly accurate CT line showing every turn in the Trail along with the waypoints. Spiral bound book of maps that cover every inch of the CT Collegiate Loop including Collegiate East and Collegiate West.
    • The Official Colorado Trail Guidebook: A must-have for planning any CT adventure including one involving the CT Collegiate West. Perfect to leave with your support person(s) so they can help better, and nearly essential to consult for any automobile trips to and from the CT. It is your official resource for hiking, backpacking, horseback riding and bicycling The Colorado 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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  • Latitude 40° – Salida / Buena Vista Trails Map

    $13.95

    One great map for CT users!  You’ll appreciate this map as a supplement to CT guides including the Databook and Map Book.  It folds out to cover a large landscape and shows features of real interest to trail users, like routes to fourteeners, CT Collegiate Loop, nearby resupply towns, and much more.  It is printed on durable plastic and totally waterproof with UTM & latitude/longitude grid.

    • Entire CT Collegiate Loop
    • Access roads to Collegiate East and Collegiate West
    • 14 fourteeners
    • Trails to 14ers, plus proximity to The Colorado Trail
    • CT Collegiate West addition shows end to end
    • Broad coverage includes 191 miles of The Colorado Trail
    • Resupply towns & road routes, including Buena Vista, Salida, Mt. Princeton Hot Springs and more
    • Accurate (GPSed trails & roads)
    • Monarch Crest Trail
    • 66 miles of the Arkansas River with rapids and recreation areas

     Map Coverage covers all or part of 44 USGS 1:24,000 7.5-minute topographic maps

    • North  Twin Lakes
    • South  Bonanza
    • East  Badger Creek
    • West  Taylor Park

    Size: 38″ x 25″ flat,  8.25″ x 4.25″ folded

    Weight: 3.2 ounces

    Scale: 1:75,000; 1 inch = 1.2 miles or 1.9 km

    Contour Interval: 80 feet with shaded relief base

    Latest Edition: 5th – 2020

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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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