The Colorado Trail, South
- 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
The Colorado Trail, South Topographic Map Guide has been designed as the perfect traveling companion when navigating the southern section of The Colorado Trail.
When The Colorado Trail is traversed from its southern teminus outside of Durango it climbs steeply into the San Juan Mountains where it stays above 10,000 feet for almost 150 miles with only a single steep decent to the Animas River near Silverton. The highest point on the trail is found in the San Juan Mountains at 13,271 feet. After leaving the San Juan Mountains, the trail travels for a short time below 10,000 feet before once again climbing into the Sawatch Range and joining The Colorado Trail North and Collegiate Loop. Each page is centered on the trail and overlaps with adjacent pages so there is little chance of getting lost. Along the bottom of each page is a trail profile that shows the distance between passes, camping areas, and trail access points. The map and trail profile provide a step by step visual guide to hiking the trail, mile by rugged mile.
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.