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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
- in a tent/tarp
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.
Useful links to the Colorado Trail
- Official website of the trail
- The following websites offer you further information: Link 1 Link 2
- You can find a PDF with further information here:
Our recommendation for hiking maps and hiking guides to the Colorado Trail
Map and elevation profile of the Colorado Trail
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