Colorado Trail

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4.58 out of 5
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535
miles

Singletrack
↑ 42,400 ft
↓ 47,800 ft
5,508
elevation (ft)

Out & Back
Trail Description
About this trail
Amazing singletrack, killer views, and lung busting elevation - what more could you ask for? Portions of the Colorado Trail are off limits to bikes so you'll need to detour around each of the 6 designated wilderness areas. Many day trip routes are available and connecting trails abound.
added by Jeff BarberWorld Champ August 19, 2010
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Trail Q&A
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Q: is a cross bike suficient for this trail, or is it meant for mtb strickly? -Gary Johnson

A: Some parts of the trail are totally 'cross friendly while others will spit up a 'cross bike and spit it out. :) Which section are you looking to ride? If you're looking to ride the whole thing I would suggest something with beefier tires.

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System Trails (26)
System Trails (26)
Colorado Trail: Green Mountain
Colorado Trail: Morrison Creek / Lunar Loop
Colorado Trail: Redskin Mountain
Colorado Trail: Buffalo Creek To Lost Creek Wilderness Boundary
Colorado Trail: Kenosha Pass To Breckenridge
Colorado Trail: Waterton To South Platte
Colorado Trail: South Platte To Buffalo Creek
Colorado Trail: Searle Pass
Colorado Trail: Kenosha Pass To Lost Creek Wilderness Bound
Colorado Trail: Bolam Pass To Hotel Draw
Colorado Trail: Kennebec Pass To Junction Creek
Colorado Trail: Molas Pass To Bolam Pass Rd.
Colorado Trail: Frisco / Soda Creek / Blair Witch
Colorado Trail: Hwy 50 to Mt. Shavano Trailhead
Colorado Trail: Mt. Shavano thd to Chalk Creek thd
Colorado Trail: Mount Princeton to Avalanche Trailhead / Collegiate Peaks Wilderness
Colorado Trail: Clear Creek Thd to Lake View CG / Hwy 82
Colorado Trail: Clear Creek Thd to Collegiate Peaks Wilderness
Colorado Trail: North Cottonwood to Collegiate Peaks Wilderness
Colorado Trail: North Cottonwood to Harvard Lakes
Colorado Trail: Fooses Creek
Colorado Trail: Twin Lakes / Hwy 82 to Half Moon Rd
Colorado Trail: Hwy 149 to Silverton
Colorado Trail: Marshall Pass to Sargents Mesa / Rd #855
Colorado Trail: Sargents Mesa to Hwy 114
Colorado Trail: Hwy 114 to Cochetpa Pass Road / #750
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Reviews (11)
 

Gramcounter


May 20, 2015
 
Review: I have only rode seg 1. Loved the trail. On one of my next trips I want to ride Silverton to Durango on the other end.

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Granny Gear

October 1, 2014
 
Review: Rode up through Waterton canyon and it was awesome! Quite the experience! Although, Waterton canyon is closed weekdays but fully open on weekends

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Singletrack


August 28, 2014
stumpyfsr Singletrack  
 
Review: Done the whole thing. Every segment is different but fun no matter what. You get everything from fast rolling singletrack to miles of brutal rock gardens.
One of the best riding experiences I've ever had

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Gnarly


July 11, 2014
mtbark Gnarly  
 
Review: We only did about 20 miles of this trail starting from the Little Scraggy Trail Head near Pine, CO. At first I thought it was going to be a boring ride as it started out on some fire road but it soon changed my mind. Lots of single track fun. Nothing really technical and the climbs were very manageable. One thing I enjoyed about this section was that we were able to tie into some of the Buffalo Creek trails for our return trip. Check out www.mtbark.com for a little more information.

Similar Trail: Buffalo Creek

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Bunny Hop

June 9, 2014
 
Review: Great trail

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Gramcounter


May 1, 2014
blutzski Gramcounter  
 
Review: Kenosha Pass to Gold Run (Breckenridge) is the best ride I've done in Colorado. Bring lots of food and water.

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Gramcounter

November 17, 2013
jbarb1 Gramcounter  
 
Review: Some of the most beautiful trails and scenery I've ever ridden. If you're not used to the altitude, be prepared for it, as it took me a few days to acclimatize. Rode parts of the Colorado Trail as part of the network of trails in the Buffalo Creek area, and they were the highlights of the rides over a period of 3 days. Need to be in fairly good shape to really enjoy the frequent changes in elevation but absolutely worth the effort.

Similar Trail: Buffalo Creek

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Epic


September 2, 2011
John Fisch Epic  
 
Review: Every section I've ridden has been worthwhile. Scenic, fun, epic, it's all you could want. Too bad the entire length passses through 7 Wilderness areas. I've hikeds some of them and we're missing out on some really good stuff there.

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Poseur

August 28, 2011
DenverWes Poseur  
 
Review: Im sure its a great trail and we were so excited to ride it today and when we got to the parking lot off Hwy 121 it was closed. Would have been great to know that:(

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World Champ


August 25, 2011
Greg Heil World Champ  
 
Review: How can you even begin to review the Colorado Trail? Well first off, while I've ridden several sections of it, I've not NEARLY ridden the whole thing. But the parts I have ridden have been amazing! Great flow, great construction, pretty smooth for the most part. Just a ton of fun!

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Colorado Trail MTB Trail 4.58 out of 5 based on 11 ratings. 11 user reviews.
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