The CT offers two alternative routes in Colorado’s Sawatch Range, looping around the Collegiate Peaks. The 82-mile “Collegiate West” forms a western complement to the other alternative, the 78-mile “Collegiate East” route on the eastern side of the Collegiate Peaks. The 160-mile Collegiate Loop stretches from Twin Lakes, southwest of Leadville, to south of Monarch Pass, southwest of Salida. It is popular for multi-day, hiking or horse riding trips. (Much of the Collegiate West is not open to cyclists.)
Loop travelers can park at one of several access points along the east or west route and avoid shuttling vehicles. There are also good resupply spots – Twin Lakes, Buena Vista, Mount Princeton Hot Springs, Monarch Pass, and Salida – along the route.
This map book covers the entire 160-mile loop, Collegiate West & Collegiate East, including all reroutes opened.
Shaded relief, full color topo maps covering The Collegiate Loop portion of The Colorado Trail in great detail. The CT line is highly accurate; it shows every corner along the way. Along the line are waypoints (milepoints, approximately every half mile) that help you track your progress and navigate. This map set with topo, line, and waypoint detail helps you plan, alerting you to upcoming water sources and terrain that may be suitable for camping. Magnetic declinations are provided for compass users.
The Map Book can be easily disassembled allowing you to carry just what you need. Toner-based printing is water resistant. (Paper, though sturdy, is not waterproof and packing in a Ziploc bag is recommended.)
- Scale: approx. 1 inch = 3,000 feet
- 24 pages
- 8.5″ x 11″
- 6 oz.
- Spiral bound to lay flat for easy use