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Colorado Trail Segment 3

Segment 3 of the Colorado Trail

This trail guide is part of a Trailsnet series especially designed for Colorado Trail mountain bikers & hikers who are tackling the CO Trail one segment at a time. Here are some tips for riding or hiking this trail:

  • It is slightly easier to do this trail from west to east.
  • If you prefer filtering water from a clear mountain stream, there are several of those on this segment of the CO Trail.
  • Figure on about three hours for biking this trail segment and six hours for hiking it. Times will vary based on weather, trail conditions and your ability.
  • A good book for navigating the Colorado Trail is The Colorado Trail: The Official Guidebook of the Colorado Trail Foundation.
  • Since this segment of the trail is near Denver, CO, your best bet is to ride or hike it on a weekday. Early September is often a great time for this portion of the CO Trail.
  • Pack plenty of sunscreen, rain-gear, water and trail snacks.
  • Please do not litter. Pack it in; pack it out.

Trail Map


Suggested Lodging

Denver or Conifer

Suggested Dining

Great restaurants in Conifer, CO

Suggested Bike Rental / Repair

Add your bike company here

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