Pocket-sized, the CT Databook is the “Cliff Notes” version of the CT Guidebook. Users like carrying it and referring to it on the Trail.

Databook 7 is WATERPROOF, eliminating the need to carry it in a ziploc.

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.

The most up-to-date, official CT Databook. It takes the place of all previous editions, containing information not covered in earlier versions. Many users choose to buy both the CT Databook and the CT Guidebook.

  • Waterproof – This 7th Edition Databook is printed on plastic pages to eliminate any need to carry it in a ziploc. (Full disclosure: it being waterproof increases both the weight and thickness.)
  • Water Sources – It includes dozens of water sources not covered in previous editions.
  • Trail Reroutes – It tracks all recent trail reroutes.
  • From-Denver Mileages – The alignment of CT Segment 7 changed between Databooks 6 and 7, causing a mileage shift that changes all of the from-Denver mileages between Breckenridge and Durango. While not too big a deal (only 0.4 mile difference) these numerous mileage changes might cause readers of Databook 6 significant head scratching, especially for those also using the updated “Colorado Trail Hiker,” Guthooks phone app, which will also use the updated from-Denver mileages.
  • Entire Colorado Trail – The pocket guide covers every inch of The Colorado Trail, including the CT Collegiate East and CT Collegiate West portions of the Collegiate Loop. A glance and you’ll know what’s ahead.
  • Bicycle Routes – It includes maps and detail for all five bicycle wilderness detours, guiding cyclists along the 539-mile CT cycling route.
  • Updated Maps – The pocket-sized book presents revised and up-to-date color maps, adding key creeks, side trails and intersecting roads.
  • Elevation Profiles – Each trail segment includes a precise elevation profile helping travelers gauge the effort required. Bicycle detours also have elevation profiles.
  • Resupply Towns – The Databook covers each of the resupply locations, how far they are from the CT and services offered there, etc.
  • Corrections – Corrections have been made throughout, improving on the previous edition.
  • Feature Descriptions – Readers will appreciate the robust, mile-by-mile features along the trail. Carried over from the previous edition are the nearby fourteeners and where on the CT you’d diverge for each of them. There are also other points of interest, as well as road names and numbers.

7.2 ounces

88 pages

4″ x 7″ x .5″ (pocket sized)

Additional information

Weight 7.2 oz
Dimensions 7 × 4 × .5 in

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