Colorado Trail : Segment 1

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Colorado Trail : Segment 1 is a 16 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Littleton, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September.

DISTANCE
16.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3106 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

Segment 1 — Waterton Canyon Trailhead to South Platte River Trailhead. For parking and additional info on this segment of the Colorado Trail visit: http://www.coloradotrail.org/waterton.html The Colorado Trail is a long-distance trail extending for 486 miles from the mouth of Waterton Canyon southwest of Denver to Durango in Colorado.

backpacking
2 months ago

The initial 6-7 miles of this segment is heavily populated with bikers, day hikers, and mountain bikers. But once you get past the dam, up to Lenny's Bench and then beyond, you really get the feel of being in the mountains. Mountain biking is allowed on the trail so you have to share the trail and be aware. Overall it gets quite scenic once you get up in elevation and about 10-11 miles in.

backpacking
Saturday, August 27, 2016