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Spanning some 500 miles from Denver to Durango, this path crosses many different elevations and environments, including eight mountain ranges, seven national forests, six wilderness areas and five river systems, making it one of the most fascinating...more
25th Street, Durango, CO 81301
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

we walked several days on the trail, starting from stony pass and walking towards Durango. the landscape is magnificent. the quality of the trail itself varies from very good to quite poor... it's important to note, even for experienced hikers, that the height (3000-4000 meters...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank drortishler
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Here is a premier trail for a short trip or take the whole length up to Denver! Mountain biking, hiking, meadnering or sitting off to the side of the trail and just watching the enthusiasts. The people you meet along the way all have a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank tanyaw54551
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

About a mile or less north of Molas Pass (US 500 north 34 miles out of Durango, CO), pull off the road into a parking area east of the highway. The Colorado Trail, segment 25 departs from the lot heading east and downhill about 400’...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank BLWynn
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

So the Colorado trail runs from Denver to Durango, but you can hike various parts of it little bits at a time. We took our kids (11/8/4) on a relatively short hike from Molas pass. The hike itself was not hard, although our kids were...More

Date of experience: August 2017
3  Thank 468janinez
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Love this trail! It is suitable for hikers, bikers & runners. We hiked a small portion of it...starting in Durango. Trail winds along Junction Creek & then winds up to Gudi's Rest. Trail is well maintained! We hiked this trail on a weekend & parking...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank ABQJean
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

My 34-year-old son and I hiked segments 15, 16, and 17 with my husband. This is marked his completion of the entire Colorado Trail. As with any outdoor adventure, very little is in your control. We began the first day in the rain. Other hikers...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Rebecca A
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

We took 2 kids hiking up the trail to Gudys rest. It was a fairly easy hike until the bridge to cross the creek. The switchbacks up to the view was more challenging but it was totally worth the effort even for the littles (7...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank 255mereditha
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Start at the trail head near town and park if you can at the first parking area by the restrooms. There is one higher up but then you miss a beautiful section of this diverse magnificent trail.

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank Dawn D
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The trail was recommended by the Durango Visitor center...not too strenuous but went on "forever" I believe it goes from Durango to Denver over 300 miles! My buddy and I, just hitting the 70 year old mark, didn't want to overextend ourselves...so we hiked about...More

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank ajbabyboomer
Reviewed 19 May 2017

My wife and I (in our 60's) hiked (backpacked) the entire 486 miles of the Colorado Trail from Denver to Durango, Colorado. The hike took us about 7 weeks with a number of visits to towns to wash clothes, sleep in a bed, and get...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Ron W
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5 February 2017|
Response from ROCtraveler30 | Reviewed this property |
I have only hiked portions of the trail as day-hikes, which is probably the case of most reviewers on TA. But, in general, the answer to your question(s) is dependent on many factors: your fitness, pack weights, weather... More