One of the premier hiking, backpacking and mountain biking trails in America, the Colorado Trail runs from just southwest of Denver 485 miles to Durango, CO in 28 segments. It is a well-maintained trail that is best traveled from late June until mid August. Even then, hikers and backpackers are liable to encounter sections of snow and possibly even snowstorms. Mountain biking is permitted on most of the trail and the Colorado Trail offers alternative mountain biking routes where the route runs through wilderness areas.
It is possible to venture through the Colorado Trail in one massive through-hike, but most people opt to navigate the trail one or two segments at a time. Due to the remoteness and high altitude of the Colorado Trail, it is strongly advised to be well prepared before venturing out. You should hike or bike the trail with at least one partner and research the Colorado Trail online or with one of the many excellent print resources published by the Colorado Mountain Club. You can find more information about the Colorado Trail using the link in the right hand column of this website. You can also find information about guided tours on the Colorado Trail on the same website.