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    Default The Colorado Trail....

    anybody have any good info on this trail? I've been trying to find some info about hiking the colorado trail but havent found much info...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tville_hiker
    anybody have any good info on this trail? I've been trying to find some info about hiking the colorado trail but havent found much info...
    Mags has a page with some good info.

    The bold text are the links. (not the normal blue text)

    http://www.pmags.com/joomla/index.ph...d=45&Itemid=34

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    Thanks for the kind words!

    If you want to go right to the planning info:
    http://www.pmags.com/joomla/index.ph...d=23&Itemid=30

    I'll be doing a minor update in April or May 2006 as that is when the new guidebook is coming out.

    Good luck! It is a great journey!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mags
    Thanks for the kind words!

    If you want to go right to the planning info:
    http://www.pmags.com/joomla/index.ph...d=23&Itemid=30

    I'll be doing a minor update in April or May 2006 as that is when the new guidebook is coming out.

    Good luck! It is a great journey!
    I might be doing Breckenridge to Salida late July to mid August. If you get that far on your CDT hike I might see you on the trail. Good Luck on your hike and do a good journal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Austexs
    I might be doing Breckenridge to Salida late July to mid August. If you get that far on your CDT hike I might see you on the trail. Good Luck on your hike and do a good journal!
    P.S. I'll just wave and say "Hi Mags" as you blow on past me!

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    Default My website

    I thru-hiked the C.T. in 2003 with a friend of mine. I have some info on my website. http://www.dragonflyvalley.com
    Click the "hiking trips" link on the bottom.
    You may or maynot find any useful knowledge there.

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    Default The Wookie has some outstanding photos

    Quote Originally Posted by tville_hiker
    anybody have any good info on this trail? I've been trying to find some info about hiking the Colorado trail but haven't found much info...
    Just type "The Wookie" in Google. He has photos on several trails, including the Colorado Trail.

    I hiked the Denver to Breckenridge portion about 15 years ago. I is on my "To Do" list to hike the rest.
    Shutterbug

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    Default Make that "Tha Wookie"

    Quote Originally Posted by Shutterbug
    Just type "The Wookie" in Google. He has photos on several trails, including the Colorado Trail.

    I hiked the Denver to Breckenridge portion about 15 years ago. I is on my "To Do" list to hike the rest.
    The link is http://www.thawookie.com
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    Most folks hike this trail East to West and start around July 1st. A few times it hooks up with the CDT and then breaks away again to stay low, in the trees. I would recommend that whenever it does this, you take the CDT in stead. It tends to go above treeline and is much more scenic. A better trip (and longer) would be to do the whole CDT portion of CO. That trip would average close to 11,000' in elevation and would show you the best of what CO has to offer rather than a trip that starts just outside of Denver. (and tends to get a bit crowded in high season, although not by AT standards by any means) (as for the CDT in CO, you will probably not find more than 30 people a year doing that. )
    As for your original question, i just used the "official" guidebook and it was fine.

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    Check out the Colorado Trail Foundation web site.
    www.coloradotrail.org


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