View Full Version : Colorado Trail doc revised

12-10-2005, 12:41
So, I have to work a few hours today. Terrible, just terrible.

I did make good use of my time and put the finishing touches
on my Colorado Trail doc revision. As some of it is on the CDT (and some
CDTers take the CT for a lower route at times), could be useful for CDT purposes


The changes in brief:

**Fixed a few typos. Sure there are new ones I did not catch. :)

**Added a blurb about lightning

**Mentioned the new Colorado Trail guidebook coming out in April 2006.
Once I get a copy, will probably do a minor update of my doc.

**Town info is where I made most of the changes. Mentioned
Buffalo Creek , Bailey and Frisco
-Buffalo Creek is only 25 miles in, but good to know if you need to
bail or want a Coke. Very small town with gen store/PO
-Bailey is decent sized town that some people used. ~40 miles in. Good
for RnR if you are getting your trail legs
-Frisco is a town that can be reached by free bus. Good alternative for
Breck and Copper.
-Added *ALL* the roads that lead into towns (that I know/are reasonable. Didn't bother
mentioning the bumpy 4wd roads that see jeep tours, for example. :D )
-Added a few odds and ends I found about other towns

** Added a blurb about section hiking transportation

**And a much needed "thank you" section. Wow! This little doc got a bit
of use. Thanks for all the feedback!

Hope CTers continue to get good use of this doc...

As always, feel free to e-mail me: pmags AT yahoo.com
Replace the AT with an @


12-10-2005, 12:59
Great job Mags. The CT is on my next to do long trail list. Either that or the CDT again.

12-10-2005, 13:05
While I'm thinking about it where does the CT bail off the CDT and how many miles to each end from that point. I'm pretty sure the eastern side is Copper Mountain to Denver and the west, Bear something to Durango...

12-10-2005, 13:22
The CT and the "official" CDT join up at Georgia Pass, just before Copper. Not everyone take this CDT route, though . So Copper is a good point as any for joining up. This stretch is about 70 miles.

It splits at the bottom of Hope Pass going SoBo. (If you take the old CT route).

The CT and CDT join up again at Monarch Pass. They split again for good just after Bear Town site (and old mining site), on a ridge before the CT drops into the Animas Basin and the CDT goes to Wolf Creek Pass. They are joined for 130 miles.

Total, the CDT/CT share the same path for ~200 miles.

12-10-2005, 13:38
Thanks Mags.

Nice pic, wish I were there deciding which way to go! Or to paraphrase Yogi Berra, "When you come to a fork in the trail, take it."