— 16mi 820.65 m Up 448.68 m Up Colorado Mountain Bike Association opened Segment 4, a.k.a. 2h 35m, 12.6mi There is a fresh tree fall across the trail at about mile 12.5 just north of the high point. Will use the Rox Loop back next time since it has dried out up top It is probably different on the weekends. 20mi, Create Recommended Route or 13.6mi 3954 feet in 31.84 miles (16 out and back) The trail is in great condition. 21.8mi, This trail starts as 6+ miles through Waterton Canyon. All clear, not muddy except for a few small sections. It's "only" 16miles by the way, not 18, but I didn't mind since the pavement was killing me! 16.5 km An Adventure Projects staff member will review this and take an appropriate action, but we generally don't reply. Would definitely recommend. The Colorado Trail is one of the premier, long distance bikepacking trails in the US. — If you're getting tired, just don't do … It was a beautiful trail. http://www.coloradotrail.org/. 820.62 m Down, 15.2 mi That equals 13% of the total distance. We ran this in reverse going east. I had my 7 year old with me and we go slow, which was tough on a hot day with no shade on pavement. Description For the first portion of this section of the Colorado Trail, you'll follow Waterton Canyon, which is the gateway to the CT. Segment 7 of the Colorado trail showcases a little over five and a half miles of single-track above tree line, and all of it is above 11,400 feet. — 32mi, First tough ride. 22mi 1h 47m, Didn't go all the way to the top but made it just passed the dam into the Colorado trail single track entrance. We are local to the area but this was our first 2020 hike on this trail due to the incredibly crowded conditions this summer. Blacktop was tough, great trail, nice river and wildlife. I went in the morning on a Monday. 1,960' Up Two trees down blocking the trail just a mile or two shy of the peak elevation. When I told a friend that I wanted to hike the whole Colorado Trail (he is an experienced through-hiker) he said, “Well, the first three segments are boring!” I didn’t find this to be the case with segment 1. There is no overnight parking at the Waterton Canyon trailhead so that’s an obstacle If you’re backpacking. Segment 8 of the Colorado trail is fairly easy to access and is very well maintained. Great ridge line. We started at the end of this segment at the South Platte River and hiked up the 2.5 miles to the first peak/ridge (approx 1100 feet of elevation gain). Colorado Trail: The Entire MTB Route - IMBA EPIC; Description This 17.2-mile segment of the Colorado Trail is arguably the finest segment of the entire Colorado Trail. It was amazing! By the way, the wait was worth it— we were the only people on this segment of the trail— no other hikers and no mountain bikers. From end to end, it is 13 miles long with 4000 feet of climbing and 3500 feet of descending. The ride starts at the Ranger Station as it goes up and up. Great trail! Great ride for training and scenery 1h 53m, rode a majority of this segment, maybe about 10.5 miles in from the waterton canyon trailhead. One of the country’s premier long trails, stretching from Denver (technically, Littleton) to Durango, the Colorado Trail winds its way 486-miles from central to the southwestern corner of Colorado. Most of the hike features cover and allows you to see the recovering burn scar from the 1996 Buffalo Creek fire as well as beautiful views of Raleigh Peak and the river valley. 2h 45m, From canyon entrance to Lenny's Rest and back. 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