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 Colorado Trail500 miles from Denver to Durango

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 Colorado Trail500 miles from Denver to Durango

Blog   Plan   GEAR 

 
Summer is when we believe, all of a sudden, that if we just walked out the back door and kept on going long enough and far enough we would reach the Rocky Mountains.
— Edward Hoagland
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The Plan

Below you will find my schedule for a 28 (ish) day thru-hike of the Colorado Trail (with the Collegiate West Alternate).

The section days, and resupply dates, are estimates. There are countless factors that could cause a change in my schedule (my hiking speed, the weather, or a very real urge to summit some of the many 14ers along the route). I want to stay open to surprises and to my story unfolding as it happens.


Helpful Resources:
The Colorado Trail Foundation - Non-profit organization that operates and maintains the trail
PMags - Backpacking advice made easy
Blackwoods Press - Colorado Trail itineraries
Guthook Guides - Map-based smartphone navigational guides. Amazing resource to bring along on your hike!

 
 

Schedule


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Denver to Breckenridge

104 mi // 4.5 days

July 1 | Waterton Canyon
Journey begins...


104


Breckenridge
to Twin Lakes


71 mi // 3.5 days


July 5 | Post Office

Lani Advokat | CT Hiker
c/o General Delivery
Breckenridge, CO 80424
(970) 547-0347


175

Twin Lakes to
Monarch Crest


86 mi // 4 days

July 10 | Twin Lakes General Store

Lani Advokat | CT Hiker
c/o Twin Lakes General Store
6451 E Hwy 82
Twin Lakes, CO 81251
719.486.2196


261

Monarch Crest
to Lake City

97 mi // 4 days

July 14 | Monarch Crest Store (UPS Only)

Lani Advokat | CT Hiker

c/o Monarch Crest Store
Hwy 50 West Salida, CO 81201


358

Lake City
to Molas Pass

53 mi // 2.5 days

July 20 | The Raven's Rest Hostel (UPS or FedEx Only)

Lani Advokat | CT Hiker
c/o The Raven's Rest Hostel 207 North Gunnison Avenue Lake City, CO 81235


411

July 24 | Molas Lake Campground

Lani Advokat | CT Hiker
c/o Molas Lake Campground
65560 US Hwy 550 N
Silverton, CO 81433

Molas Pass
to Durango

74 mi // 3.5 days