The Colorado Trail extends for 485 miles, starting in the foothills in the southwest of Denver, passing through the most mountainous regions in the state.
The trail travels through the spectacular Colorado Rocky Mountains with lakes, creeks and diverse ecosystems. Trail users experience six wilderness areas and eight mountain ranges topping out at 13,271 feet, just below Coney Summit at 13,334 feet. The average elevation is over 10,000 feet and it rises and falls dramatically. Users traveling from Denver to Durango will climb 89,354 feet.
Trail enthusiasts include hikers, horseback riders and mountain bikers, many of whom report that they love the Trail.
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