Colorado Trail

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↑ 47,800 ft
↓ 42,400 ft
7.4
avg mph
110
ridden
140
wishlist
2:21
avg time

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AVERAGE RATING
4.89 out of 5
About This Trail
added by jeff World Champ on August 19, 2010
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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.
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System Trails (23)
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
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stumpyfsr on August 28, 2014
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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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mtbark on July 11, 2014
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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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rawrpancakes on June 9, 2014
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Review: Great trail

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blutzski on May 1, 2014
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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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jbarb1 on November 17, 2013
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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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John Fisch on September 2, 2011
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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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DenverWes on August 28, 2011
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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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Greg Heil on August 25, 2011
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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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mark.erbert on July 18, 2011
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Review: Tennessee Pass, outside Leadville. Wow...what a great section of trail. Woohoo's the entire trail, even when I hit a rock and pinched my tire. Smiled for days afterwards. Very fun downhill, not very technical, but watch for the unexpected or you will go down. Dark shady sections with lots of pine needles crunching under your tires. From the Pass the Camp Hale was about 7 miles of very fast downhill with just a little uphill. Very worth the time to try this trail.

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Colorado Trail MTB Trail 4.89 out of 5 based on 9 ratings. 9 user reviews.
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Trail Features
 
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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