Segments of the CT

The Colorado Trail is divided into 33 segments which includes a choice of two routes in the middle, Collegiate East and Collegiate West. See the map on our maps page for a quick look at the segments.

Persons planning Colorado Trail hikes can also check with the appropriate U S Forest Service District Ranger Office (listed below for each segment) for trail and jeep road conditions. See our list of Forest Service offices.

SegmentUS Forest Service Ranger DistrictNearby Towns
Segment 1 — Waterton Canyon Trailhead to South Platte River TrailheadSouth Platte Ranger District
303-275-5610
Denver metro area, suburbs including Littleton
Segment 2 — South Platte River Trailhead to Little Scraggy TrailheadSouth Platte Ranger District
303-275-5610
Conifer
Segment 3 — Little Scraggy Trailhead to FS-560 (Wellington Lake Road) TrailheadSouth Platte Ranger District
303-275-5610
Buffalo Creek, Bailey
Segment 4 — FS-560 (Wellington Lake Road) Trailhead to Long GulchSouth Platte Ranger District
303-275-5610
South Park Ranger District
719-836-2031
Bailey
Segment 5 — Long Gulch to Kenosha PassSouth Park Ranger District
719-836-2031
Bailey, Jefferson, Fairplay
Segment 6 — Kenosha Pass to Goldhill TrailheadSouth Park Ranger District
719-836-2031
Dillon Ranger District
970-468-5434
Bailey, Jefferson, Fairplay, Breckenridge, Frisco
Segment 7 — Goldhill Trailhead to Copper MountainDillon Ranger District
970-468-5434
Frisco, Breckenridge, Copper Mountain
Segment 8 — Copper Mountain to Tennessee Pass TrailheadDillon Ranger District
970-468-5434
Holy Cross Ranger District
970-827-5715
Copper Mountain, Leadville
Segment 9 — Tennessee Pass Trailhead to Timberline Lake TrailheadLeadville Ranger District
719-486-0749
Leadville
Segment 10 — Timberline Lake Trailhead to Mount Massive TrailheadLeadville Ranger District
719-486-0749
Leadville
Segment 11— Mount Massive Trailhead to Clear Creek RoadLeadville Ranger District
719-486-0749
Leadville, Twin Lakes Village
Segment 12— Clear Creek Road to Silver Creek TrailheadLeadville Ranger District
719-486-0749
Buena Vista
Segment 13 — Silver Creek Trailhead to Chalk Creek TrailheadSalida Ranger District
719-539-3591
Buena Vista, Mt. Princeton Hot Springs
Segment 14 — Chalk Creek Trailhead to US-50Salida Ranger District
719-539-3591
Mt. Princeton Hot Springs, Salida
Segment 15 — US-50 to Marshall Pass TrailheadSalida Ranger District
719-539-3591
Gunnison Ranger District
970-874-6600
Salida
Segment 16 — Marshall Pass Trailhead to Sargents MesaSalida Ranger District
719-539-3591
Gunnison Ranger District
970-874-6600
Saguache Ranger District
719-655-2547
Segment 17 — Sargents Mesa to Colorado Hwy-114Gunnison Ranger District
970-874-6600
Saguache Ranger District
719-655-2547
Gunnison, Saguache
Segment 18— Colorado Hwy-114 to Saguache Park RoadGunnison Ranger District
970-874-6600
Gunnison, Saguache
Segment 19— Saguache Park Road to Eddiesville TrailheadGunnison Ranger District
970-874-6600
Segment 20 — Eddiesville Trailhead to San Luis PassGunnison Ranger District
970-874-6600
Creede
Segment 21 — San Luis Pass to Spring Creek Pass TrailheadGunnison Ranger District
970-874-6600
Divide Ranger District
719-657-3321
Creede, Lake City
Segment 22 — Spring Creek Pass Trailhead to Carson SaddleGunnison Ranger District
970-874-6600
Divide Ranger District
719-657-3321
Lake City
Segment 23 — Carson Saddle to Stony Pass TrailheadGunnison Ranger District
970-874-6600
Divide Ranger District
719-657-3321
Silverton
Segment 24 — Stony Pass Trailhead to Molas PassDivide Ranger District
719-657-3321
Columbine Ranger District
970-884-2512
San Juan National Forest Public Information Center
970-247-4874
Silverton
Segment 25 — Molas Pass to Bolam Pass RoadColumbine Ranger District
970-884-2512
Dolores Ranger District
970-882-7296
San Juan National Forest Public Information Center
970-247- 4874
Silverton
Segment 26 — Bolam Pass Road to Hotel Draw RoadColumbine Ranger District
970-884-2512
San Juan National Forest Public Information Center
970-247- 4874
Segment 27 — Hotel Draw Road to Kennebec TrailheadColumbine Ranger District
970-884-2512
San Juan National Forest Public Information Center
970-247- 4874
Segment 28 — Kennebec Trailhead to Junction Creek TrailheadColumbine Ranger District
970-884-2512
San Juan National Forest Public Information Center
970-247- 4874
Durango
Collegiate West 01 (CW01) — Twin Lakes to Sheep GulchLeadville Ranger District
719-486-0749
Twin Lakes Village
Collegiate West 02 (CW02) — Sheep Gulch to Cottonwood Pass TrailheadLeadville Ranger District
719-486-0749
Gunnison Ranger District
970-874-6600
Buena Vista
Collegiate West 03 (CW03) — Cottonwood Pass Trailhead to Tincup Pass RoadGunnison Ranger District
970-874-6600
Buena Vista
Collegiate West 04 (CW04) — Tincup Pass Road to Boss Lake TrailheadGunnison Ranger District
970-874-6600
Salida Ranger District
719-539-3591
Collegiate West 05 (CW05) — Boss Lake Trailhead to Ridge Above South Fooses CreekGunnison Ranger District
970-874-6600
Salida Ranger District
719-539-3591
Salida, Gunnison