Colorado Trail

United States United States

Worth knowing

The Colorado Trail runs for a length of 759 kilometers through Colorado in the United States.

The difficulty of the trail is rated as demanding and it usually takes 38 days to walk the Colorado Trail.
Of course, how long it really takes for the trail depends on the experience and fitness of the hikers.

The drinking water supply is on the way no problem, since there are numerous possibilities to fill up the water supplies.
This can be done, for example, at streams, springs, but also at wells or public facilities. However, the water may have to be filtered before drinking!

On the trail you are self-sufficient.
But at irregular intervals (at least every few days) there is the possibility to buy food.
This needs to be planned accordingly and it can only be recommended to contact the aid stations and check the opening hours.

You can stay overnight in a tent/tarp.

Wild camping is allowed As always, leave behind no traces . Rubbish has to be taken away and nature has to be respected and protected!

Campfires are currently allowed. However, this can change at any time.
Therefore, please be sure to pay attention to public notices and a possible risk of forest fires..
In addition, new fireplaces should never be built, but existing ones should be used.

Facts about Colorado Trail

759 km
Elevation gain
25.650 m
Elevation loss
25.100 m
Highest Point
Coney Point / 4.064 m
Lowest Point
Kassler Trailhead / 1.675 m
Round Trip?
Walk in both directions?
759 km
25.650 m
25.100 m
Coney Point
4.064 m
Kassler Trailhead
1.675 m
You have the following accommodation options on the Colorado Trail
  • in a tent/tarp
Solitude on the Colorado Trail
Moderate contact with other people and only occasionally with settlements

The best time to hike the Colorado Trail is:


Arrival to the Colorado Trail

You will arrive via Denver International Airport.

You can get to Starting point via Taxi / Zug / Bus. Duration approx. 3 hours.

Departure from the Colorado Trail

Departure is via Denver International Airport.

You can get to the airport per Taxi / Zug / Bus. Takes about 9 hours.

Map and elevation profile of the Colorado Trail

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