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The Colorado Trail

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Address: 25th Street, Durango, CO 81301
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Spanning some 500 miles from Denver to Durango, this path crosses many...

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 and scenic trails in the state.

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Beautiful hiking

The portion of the Colorado trail, which runs along a crystal clear creek provides for some fairly easy hiking with beautiful scenery along the way. Highly recommended for short... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2016
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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161 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

The portion of the Colorado trail, which runs along a crystal clear creek provides for some fairly easy hiking with beautiful scenery along the way. Highly recommended for short or long hikes. It's out and back as opposed to a loop so have an idea before you head out how far/long you want to go so you can gage when... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Looking for some exercise, we hiked from the trail head near Junction Creek Campground to Gudy's Rest. The first 1.5 miles or so generally follows the creek and is a pretty easy walk through a shaded gulch until you reach the bridge over the creek. If you look up and to your left during this section you can get a... More 

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Hartsburg, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

We only hiked about a mile and a half up, had to turn back due to storm clouds, but I guess if you live in Durango this Is a good hike. I though it just ok, a walk amongst weedy trees and brush and lot of canine excrement. Some pine type trees further up. OK for some exercise but that's... More 

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Amarillo, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Great place four a bike ride or hike. Can be difficult but worth the trip. Beautiful scenery. Worth the effort. Stop off in Durango for a great dinner.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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49 reviews
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

I've not hiked the entire trail but I have volunteered with the Colorado Trail Foundation to rebuild existing sections of the trail and to build new trail? My most recent contribution was to work on the new Collegiate West route that should be open in another few years. Over several summers, I've also worked on the Cataract Ridge reroute between... More 

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Marion, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

5 of our group thru hiked the CO trail, 486 miles, 33 days. What a positive life changing experience!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

The Colorado Trail is convenient town and can easily be reached from 25th St. I have walked the first few miles through beautiful green forested area which parallels a stream. The walk is relatively easy with a few gentle rides and dips. You have to watch out for mtn bikers and their dogs, It is well worth the walk with... More 

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Durango, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Good parking and hiking right by the creek side. Absolutely lovely. Restroom in the parking lot. A must do event.

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

Accessed from the Junction Creek trailhead, this excursion offers incredible views and a delightful outdoor experience for hikers and mountain bikers. Many enthusiasts take it all the way to Denver!

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Reviewed 22 June 2016

I walk up there a lot from my house and enjoy the scenery and people. Mountain bikes. People either beginning or conquering their hike. Most just enjoying nature with their family.

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