To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. If you are coming from the west side you will navigate to the intersection of Deckers Rd (County Road 126) and the Colorado Trail. 64.42 m Down, 15.2 mi The trail winds through nearly 500 miles of the awe-inspiring Rocky Mountains drawing hikers from around the world and is open to hikers, bikers, and horseback riders. 6.9 km 5,982' Up 298.06 m Up Technical terrain with no alternate lines. Follow these Instructions to View, Customize, and Print Maps of any Trail in Colorado. Please explain. Welcome to the on-line version of our off-highway vehicle trail guide. There is another pull off on the east side of Deckers Rd just a little north which the trail literally goes through. Montrose County is home to 41,412 neighbors in over 2,200 square miles in the Uncompaghre River and Paradox Valleys. There are several spots to park on the east side of this trail segment. colorado springs activity log | embed map of Colorado Springs mountain bike trails | colorado springs mountain biking points of interest subscribe add to favorites 3d map donate to earn trail karma! There is another pull off on the east side of Deckers Rd just a little north which the trail literally goes through. The Collegiate West is challenging, with large elevation changes at high altitude and extended stretches above treeline, numerous high passes, and rough terrain. Colorado Trail; If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. by Ronald de Jong The Colorado Trail Map Book: A map set available on the The Colorado Trail Foundation website for $46.95: CT Topo Map Book: Detailed, up-to-date topographic maps and waypoints help you navigate The Colorado Trail and plan your trips. There are about 10-15 spots to park in the ditch on the west side of the road. Distance ... (County Road 126) and the Colorado Trail. 562.4mi, Thru-biked with a stop in Salida for the annual Colorado Brewer's Rendezvous. — 573mi, Done on Canyon Dude fatbike Other than the South Platte at the parking lot on the east end and the fire station at the west end there is no water source on the trail. The parking lot is small and easy to miss, about 7-8 miles down Wellington Lake Road and on the right side of the road. 305h 53m. • 15.4 km Download and install ExpertGPS mapping software. Dogs Leashed Best access is from Rolling Creek Trailhead, about 39-miles from Bailey, CO. Head SE on Park County Rd 68, that turns into Wellington Lake Road (FS 560). Click here for the official Colorado Trail Race website. 597.11 m Down, 9.6 mi Colorado GPS Tracks The following GPS files are divided up by geographical region and provided in both GPX and KML (Google Earth) formats within a zip file. About half of the trail parallels Raleigh Peak Rd. There are about 10-15 spots to park in the ditch on the west side of the road. Email: info@continentaldividetrail.org I do not post any tracks that I have not personally driven and recorded so that I can be sure they are as accurate as possible. The parking lot also serves those who fish and enjoy the water on the South Platte. Segment 22 of the Colorado Trail (CT) is a 17.6-mile segment that stretches from Spring Creek Pass on the eastern side to Carson Saddle to the west. Featured Routes. Segments of the CT. Uneven terrain with small rocks or roots. It was an amazing 16 day adventure. 978' Down Little Scraggy Trailhead via Colorado Trail, 8005 Loop via Colorado Trail and South Buffalo Creek Road, Bighorn Sheep via South Platte Canyon Road. — Completed Colorado Trail - Denver to Durango! Colorado’s Official Trails App – Discover & explore Colorado’s unique trail experiences. — 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.. • The trail is easy to walk on. The Colorado Trail and the Continental Divide Trail are concurrent for this segment stretching 17.6 miles. 448.68 m Up ExpertGPS uses GPX, the GPS Exchange Format, as its native file format, so you can open GPS data from hundreds of Web sites, print out a map, and send waypoints, routes, and tracks directly to your GPS. Taking children on this hike is child dependent. A steep hike-a-bike is well rewarded by tremendous views, and a white-knuckle descent into Copper. To do the entire trail on a bike, download the trail waypoints above plus this file. Trail, CT - Segment 1: Waterton Canyon to South Platte River, CT - Segment 2: South Platte River to Little Scraggy, CT - Segment 3: Little Scraggy to FS-560 Wellington Lake Road, CT - Segment 4 to 5 Detour: Lost Creek Wilderness Bypass to Kenosha, CT - Segment 7: Goldhill to Copper Mountain, CT - Segment 8: Copper Mountain to Tennessee Pass, CT - Segment 9 - 10 Detour: Holy Cross/Mount Massive Wilderness Bypass, CT - Segment 11: Mount Massive to Clear Creek, CT - Segment 12 Detour: Collegiate Peaks Wilderness Bypass, CT - Segment 13 - Cottonwood Pass Rd to Chalk Creek, CT - Segment 16: Marshall Pass to Sargents Mesa, CT - Segment 17: Sargents Mesa to Colorado Hwy-114, CT - Segment 18: Hwy 114 to County Road 17FF, CT - Segment 19 - 21 Detour: La Garita Wilderness Bypass, CT - Segment 22: Spring Creek Pass to Carson Saddle, CT - Segment 23: Carson Saddle to Stony Pass, CT - Segment 24 Detour: Weminuche Wilderness Bypass, CT - Segment 25: Molas Pass to Bolam Pass Road, CT - Segment 26: Bolam Pass Road to Hotel Draw Road, CT - Segment 27: Hotel Draw Road to Kennebec, CT - Segment 28: Kennebec to Junction Creek, improvements Look for the cactus flowers during the day. 5,978' Down A bad wreck on segment 17 caused me to bail in Silverton with a busted up hip. The pull off is just a little south of the fire station which is located at 19384 Co Rd 126 Pine, CO 80470. An unbelievably testing, fulfilling, crushing, gratifying, draining, glorious mind-over-matter "ride" (read: push)! This interactive map includes all the trail systems from our most recent paper maps. Finished last 80 mi w/o rear brakes! Launch ExpertGPS, click Open on the File menu, and select the GPX file you just saved to your computer's hard drive. Lots of wildlife in the area including turkey. Logistically speaking the Colorado Trail Race (CTR) is probably the easiest of the three trails in the Triple Crown of Bikepacking (Arizona Trail, Tour Divide and Colorado Trail). From there, hold on for a fast and loose descent to Camp Hale followed by very enjoyable riding up to Tennessee Pass and on to Wurtz Ditch Road. 1,959' Down 2,980' Down • 1,960' Up Includes recent trail reroutes in … Something else? Some technical terrain and limited alternate lines. The Colorado Trail can be a life-changing experience if you let it! Colorado Springs park trails are shared-use trails, meaning you may encounter bicyclists, hikers and runners, equestrians, and trail users with dogs as you venture along our great trail system. Much of the trail is exposed due to the past Buffalo Creek wildfire so be prepared for the weather. People use it for hiking and mountain biking and come from both directions. Moderately steep. Going east to west there are some fairly steep switch backs but they are manageable. In addition to being the Agricultural hub of the western slope, we are home to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, as well as the Gunnison Gorge National Recreation and Wilderness Areas. Very steep. 61.79 m Up 908.2 m Down, 10.2 mi • This is a beautiful trail any time of year, but is at its best in early summer right after it has been plowed open. • This is about an injury or accident Scenery is fantastic and waterfalls abound. 1823.25 m Up Phone: (303)996-2759. From Denver to Breckenridge, the trail is characterized mainly by fast and buff singletrack, with the exception being the descent off of Georgia Pass, which is quite rocky and rooty in spots. In 1986, the Colorado Trail was the dream of Gudy Gaskill and she founded the non-profit, Southbound Finisher! Highly recommended The mountain bike version detours Wilderness Areas, where mechanized travel is off-limits, and can be done any number of ways: from weekend warrior-ing it a couple segments at a time, to a supported through-ride with a sag vehicle, to bikepacking it unsupported in a single push. Download a Trail by brenthillier Add to Favorites Added to Favorites Views: 2,776 Faves: 3 Comments: 1 • Awesome adventure. Sharing the Trails. 597.35 m Up 355h 00m, Create Recommended Route or Waterton Canyon Featured Route 12.5mi Highland Mary Lakes – CDT Loop Featured Route 7.3mi Mt. More delicious singletrack leads up to Searle Pass and some absolutely exquisite alpine meadow riding over to Kokomo Pass. Click any pin for more details; the number preceeding each trail/area name corresponds to the printed map. MAP: Trails Illustrated PERMITS: none (easy self-registration for wilderness areas) DESIGNATION: primarily 7 different National Forests BEST SEASONS: July, August, September DISTANCE: 485 miles from Denver to Durango WATER: I thru-hiked with 4 liters capacity. • Elbert (Northeast Ridge) Featured Route 9.1mi San Isabel NF. 78.7 km There is a GPS - gpx track at the bottom of the page. Here are the waypoints for the bike detours. Colorado Trail Info: For the most part, the Colorado Trail is very well marked. 298 m Down, 4.3 mi ELEVATION: average ~10,300 feet ROUTE: well maintained, popular trail, signed junctions GUIDEBOOK: Colorado Trail 9th Edition DATA BOOK: 7th Edition Find the best 4x4, Jeep, ATV, Overland and Truck off-road trails in Colorado. NOT OKAY! 558mi An Adventure Projects staff member will review this and take an appropriate action, but we generally don't reply. • For 485 miles between Denver and Durango, the Colorado Trail (CT) winds over rocky, 13,000-foot peaks and passes, through wildflower-filled meadows, in and out of dusty mining towns, and past snow-clad vistas as it draws a line through Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. #worthit After crossing Highway 9 north of Breck, the 12 miles leading to Copper Mountain are brutal and take 2nd place in the bumpiest and rockiest category of the entire trail. Address: 710 10th Street, Suite 200 Golden, CO 80401. Recommended sites with GPS trail data in GPX format There are lots of great Web sites for exchanging and downloading GPS data. The Colorado Trail is one of the classic singletrack bikepacking routes in the western US. Downloading of trail gps tracks in kml & gpx formats is enabled for Colorado Springs. It provides an alternative to its more famous counterpart across the highway (Kenosha Pass to Georgia Pass and West Jefferson).There are a couple of tough climbs, but overall this ride is a great ride for the more novice mountain biker, … 13h 00m, The 2014 CTR included the Tarryall detour. Plan on doing it again next summer. It is more probable that a family would hike a portion of this trail at a time. In fact, the route described here has been traversed solo and self-supported in an astonishing 3 days, 23 hours and 38 minutes by Jefe Branham of Gunnison in 2012. Steep. The mountain bike version detours Wilderness Areas, where mechanized travel is off-limits, and can be done any number of ways: from weekend warrior-ing it a couple segments at a time, to a supported through-ride with a sag vehicle, to bikepacking it unsupported in a single push. If the child is used to hiking several miles in steep terrain then travelling east to west is possible. There are wildflowers on the trail during their normal season. 1,472' Up The Collegiate East is moderate, with gentler elevation changes on well-graded trails and lower elevations. The Templeton Gap Trail is one of many trails that make up Colorado Springs' robust trail network. 16DEC13 v1.3.7 New Version Update (37,025 trail miles) 25NOV13 Added Custom TYP File Options 27OCT13 v1.3.3 New Version Update (34,896 trail miles) 22OCT13 v1.3.2 New Version Update (19,570 trail miles) 17OCT13 v1.3.1 Initial Release (16,240 trail miles) View Map Details/Download----- This parking spot is preferable if you are hiking the section of the trail from west to east and or you hiking to Chair Rocks. Check Trail Closures. Colorado Trail Race: GPS/GPX Tracks and Waypoints Edit: July 29, 2019: This is the same track as last year. 14 of the best days of our lives. This is a great, usually overlooked ride. — Wilderness areas are detoured as mountain bikes are not allowed in the Wilderness. For the most part, the trail is very well marked, however, the. Amazing ride overall! You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. Download a GPX file containing all of the trails in Colorado. The Colorado Trail ("CT") was first conceived by Forest Service ranger Bill Lucas in 1973, organized by Gudy Gaskill, and officially completed in 1987. 24.5 km Although there is a home at the end of it on Raleigh Peak. The road is gated so the public do not drive on it. The resources below is based off the race GPX and every effort was made to accurately determine mileage. There is a parking lot on the east end of this segment that has a bathroom and signs providing information. Your FREE account works with all Adventure Projects sites. 2,993' Up 1,474' Down 16.5 km This is a moderate one way trail in Pike National Forest. • CDTC is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The trail encompasses Jarosa Mesa and the highest point on the entire Colorado Trail (13,271) near Coney Summit. 504h 00m, EPIC! https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/colorado/colorado-trail-segment-9 203' Up 449.33 m Down, 48.9 mi COTREX offers the most comprehensive trail map available for the state of Colorado and is built atop data from over 230 trail … Because the Wilderness detours pass through several towns where food resupply and motels abound, the Colorado Trail is particularly well suited for a bikepacking adventure of epic proportions. Approximately 300+ miles of singletrack at elevations ranging from 5500′ to a gasping-for-breath 13,200′. With Jerry Brown's generous permission (Colorado Trail Foundation and Bear Creek Survey), I have added his waypoints to my GPX file. GPX; KML 9.9 mi. • Mostly ride-able but still lots of hike-a bike. Starting on the outskirts of metro Denver, the trail quickly climbs into the Rockies and stays high – at an average elevation above 9000 feet. 555mi Taking other people's content (text, photos, etc) without permission is a copyright violation and There is also lodging available in most of the towns passed along the way, from hostels to motels – in Silverton Blair Street Hostel comes recommended as does the Hinsdale Yurt ($20 in the summer) en route to Silverton. 33.3 km and 1 other. All of our trail guides contain high quality information, videos, pictures, and gpx downloads. Spam? • Now until further notice. • The Colorado Trail Databook has each campground noted, and most are maintained by the Colorado Trail Foundation. No changes required for the 2019 race! The Colorado Trail can be a life-changing experience if you let it! The 5th edition (available June 2013) will has marked bicycle detours that match the CTR Detours. If you are bicycling the CDT you will have to detour around wilderness areas. Colorado Trail Bicycle Detours Waypoints in.gpx format. Very mentally and physically demanding. In order to get to the parking lot on the east side of the trail it is best to use Google maps and the address of 2706 N. Platte River Rd, Pike National Forest, Sedalia, CO 80135. 1822.16 m Down. 20.7 mi 395mi, Thru ride from Denver to Durango, with about 15 miles of side-trail to go into Dillon for a night. The CTR is a monster! Save the GPX file on your desktop. The Colorado Trail features 500 miles and 70,000′ of elevation gain winding through the Colorado Rocky Mountains between Denver and Durango. Please be considerate of others and follow guidelines so that everyone can have a safe and enjoyable time. 912.25 m Up Being a jerk / offensive? 211' Down 978' Up However, The Trailside Databook is a must-have for a breakdown of each segment with mileages and elevations. 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