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Betsy Agnvall reviewed Colorado Trail : Segment 7
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HikingGreat!

Hike along Colorado trail from Gold Hill in Breckenridge to Copper. Hard trail but beautiful day. Ran out of water around the summit. Needed more than the camelback.

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Nathan K reviewed Colorado Trail: Segment 11
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Hiking

Walked a small section along the twin lakes. Trail was easy, flat and crowded - lots of people walking this section of the trail.

David Korbel reviewed Colorado Trail : Segment 8
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Hiking

Easy trail in good shape awesome scenery at the top OK flowers

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Donn Fulton reviewed Colorado Trail : Segment 17
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Hiking

Great trail. Moderately difficult

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Jason Carpenter reviewed Colorado Trail: Segment 24
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Backpacking

Great trail! So much to see, the views where breathtaking! Flowers where in full bloom and was great to see after the rain, We did get wet. Bring sun screen some spots had little to no shade. All’n all, had a fantastic time, and will be looking at other sections of the CT

John Korthuis reviewed Colorado Trail : Segment 4
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Hiking

No issues trail finding. Tons of water

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Corey Flick reviewed Colorado Trail : Segment 6
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Hiking

Just finished the segment on July 25th! Great hike with moderate elevation gain. Georgia Pass was amazing. Spotted two moose off in the distance. Very raining and wet! Fun fun fun!! @thegratefulhikers

Andrea Britz reviewed Colorado Trail : Segment 15
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Hiking

I hiked this segment nobo with my dog and really enjoyed alpine meadows, grand vistas and an ocean of wildflowers. Foose Creek provides plenty of water on the the last 8 miles. So far I hiked 1, 3, 11, 12 and 14 and think that this is the prettiest segment by far.

Brian Pritts reviewed Colorado Trail: Segment 2
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Hiking

Great trail to get the legs going. Cloud cover was a beautiful thing, as much of this segment is exposed. Nice views.

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Kristen Stanley reviewed Colorado Trail : Segment 3
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Hiking

The trail itself, is in absolutely wonderful condition! Lots of shade, and being in the woods was a nice change from Segment 2. However....... holy jeeze AllTrails mileage was so far off from the stated 13.3, not sure if my app just needed severe updating or what the issue was. My recording yielded around 20 miles. My boyfriend’s tracker (that is typically on the conservative side) clocked just over 15 miles, mine closer to 17. Additionally, we did start from the designated Segment 3 start and not Little Scraggy TH. There is about .9 of a mile difference between the two.

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Ziplock . reviewed Colorado Trail: Segment 25
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Hiking

Breathtakingly beautiful. Hiked with my daughter and son-in-law Segments 25-28 (Durango terminus) mid July. Camp sites at Little Molas lake are car accessible so can fill up, (first come/served). Wonderful lunch spot by a brook babbling through rock formations in the middle of a huge grass/ wildflower meadow. A few snowfields remaining near top of the segment’s high pass - it’s not named, but we called it Eagle Pass, because it’s more spectacular than Blackhawk Pass, the high point in the next segment. About 13 mi from Little Molas, a waterfall is passed, in another half miles a constructed bridge crosses another one, with a site for 2-4 tents at the bridge, and 1-2 tents at a flat spot at the base of the falls, bit of a scramble to get to but worth it. I’m a New England hiker, and after acclimatizing to the altitude, found the Colorado Trail much gentler than NH trails- more dirt, fewer rocks and very few roots. Gradients are much less steep with long lovely alpine traverses and switchbacks, rather than the NH tendency to go straight up the fall line. And the views.... well you already know about the views!

Lucky Buxton reviewed Colorado Trail : Segment 7
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Hiking

Great trail perfect weather did not see a lot of hikers during the week day.

Breanna Keese reviewed Colorado Trail : Segment 12
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Hiking

Awesome trail, the incline was awesome! Slow burn on the thighs all the way up. Fantastic trail.

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Dennis Mallaney reviewed Colorado Trail: Segment 11
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Hiking

Did an out and back, solo. Trail is great w/ fantastic views everywhere you look. The Colorado Trail runs with the Continental Divide through this area. Hip was aching by the time I got back.

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David Dornbrack reviewed Colorado Trail : Segment 6
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BackpackingNo shadeWashed out

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Tanner Phelps reviewed Colorado Trail : Segment 3
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Hiking

Completed this segment of the CT yesterday. Was pleasantly surprised with it. Not as difficult as the first two segments with many cool rock formations along the way. Plenty of mountain bikers, but keep your ears open for them and you won’t have many issues.

Krista Mikkelsen reviewed Colorado Trail : Segment 7
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BackpackingGreat!

Did this section Frisco to copper. camped about 1 mile off the trailhead in Frisco and did 6-ish miles the next day. Camped again in an awesome diamond in the rough spot right around treeline with breathtaking views! Did the last 6-ish miles the next day to Copper. The trail is VERY well maintained! Lots of sun in spots-- came out looking like a ripe tomatoe even with sunscreen. amazing views pretty much the entire trail! A bit close to civilization for my liking but beautiful!

Nicole Orner reviewed Colorado Trail : Segment 7
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Hiking

Hiked backwards from Copper to Frisco in 6 hours and 45 minutes. Beautiful views and varied terrain with little snow in early July 2020. Would definitely recommend!

Kristen Stanley reviewed Colorado Trail: Segment 2
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HikingNo shade

The trail itself, was well-maintained and the elevation gain was nice and spread out! We went point to point in one day, leaving a vehicle at each TH. GET AN EARLY START, and I can’t stress this enough. There is little to no coverage the last view miles, and it is hot hot hot. Bring plenty of water!

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Diana Yu reviewed Colorado Trail : Segment 9
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BackpackingBugsGreat!

Lots of mosquitos near Porcupine Lake! Bring lots and lots of bug spray! Otherwise, great 2 night backpacking trip :)

Jeff Diehl reviewed Colorado Trail : Segment 9
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BackpackingBugsGreat!

Hiked this over the weekend. Camped at the lake about 8 miles in. The views from the lake were awesome and there were lots of flat places around the lake to set up a tent. All trails distance is about a mile short, this is actually 13.6 miles long.

Harrison Morgan reviewed Colorado Trail : Segment 15
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Hiking

Great trail with awesome views from the top. My recording is starting from HWY 50 as I walked to the trail head which added 3 miles going and coming. I would suggest just driving to the trail head as the road in is not too bad. Beautiful hike to the top of Fooses Trail however I would take heed to the hard difficulty as the last 1.5 miles going up is quite steep. Other than that I hope my recording and photos are helpful.

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Virginia Justis reviewed Colorado Trail : Segment 8
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Backpacking

Backpacked 7/3-7/5. Trail conditions are good. Weird hiking through Copper Mountain ski resort. Just feet away from golfers or tourists hiking the trails with a stroller. Beautiful after Copper up to the 1st pass. Hiking on and off a road near Camp Hale. Found water and camping site about 2 miles after. Different than CT trail guides stated. Last portion of trail you’re close to the highway. Beautiful over the passes, but not secluded at the beginning nor the end.

Kyrie Ivanovich reviewed Colorado Trail: Segment 25
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Backpacking

Beautiful scenery off a well maintained trail. only hiked through two or three snow patches that were easily managed with trekking poles. Wildflowers are out!

Doug Reynolds reviewed Colorado Trail: Segment 2
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Hiking

Nice hike on a beautiful day. hiked east-west from trailhead to trailhead. uphill for first 5 miles and then rolling for rest. lots of nice wildflowers. mostly wooded for first 6 miles and then no cover; can be sunny, hot and dry. bring more water than you think. Also, for some crazy reason segment 2 seems to end at the road but the trailhead is a little over a mile further. also we logged 12 miles in this app as opposed to 9.6 listed, so beware.

Aaron Larkin reviewed Colorado Trail: Segment 5
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Running

Went the full segment from Long Gulch to Kenosha. Definitely some blowdown around 3.5 but it seemed pretty navigable to me even while running. Didn’t see the blue flagging that somebody else mentioned, but by mile 4 it was back to clear trails. The second half of the segment was much more exposed, bring sunscreen!

Jillian S reviewed Colorado Trail : Segment 8
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HikingIcyMuddyRockySnow

This segment kicked my butt! The area between passes offers little shelter— keep an eye on the weather. The trail (in June) also went through several large snowfields with lots of postholing, and lots of mud under. Amazing views the whole way, though!!

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