Colorado Trail : Segment 2

MODERATE 18 reviews
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Colorado Trail : Segment 2 is a 9.9 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Sedalia, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November.

DISTANCE
9.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2440 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

no dogs

Segment 2 — South Platte River Trailhead to Little Scraggy Trailhead. 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
1 month ago

Water. Water. Water. Bring plenty. This section of the trail has no water sources except for the beginning at the South Platte and then again (if you are hiking through) at the end at the Firehouse/Station. This trail takes you through a large section of the forest that recently was burned in a forest fire. But the undergrowth is coming back and it's still a scenic route all along the way. Because much of the trail is exposed (not a lot of cover from the trees) bring plenty of sunscreen, and of course your rain gear!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

This hike starts pretty, but quickly becomes very long, hot, dry and yucky. It was about 3 miles walking through the burn area, before we came to trees and shade. We did not make it all the way to chair rocks due to time constraints. We are used to the distance of this hike, but this was hard with heat etc. Took my Border Collie who is used to hiking, but by the end she was very hot and had sore feet. Drank 4L of water on this hike.

4 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

mountain biking
Saturday, July 30, 2016

hiking
Sunday, February 07, 2016

Fun hike although it's pretty easy. I love seeing the sheep run down the rocks and play with each other.

backpacking
Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Decent trail if just a bit to sparse. Defiantly bring at least two liters of water with you as there is no water available mid trail.

hiking
Sunday, August 16, 2015

Good trail with great scenery. It can get get a bit crowded on nice weekends. Keep a sharp eye out for cyclists; most are watchfull and courteous, some seem completely oblivious to the fact that other humans use the trail as well. Plenty of water along most of the trail but you may want to fill up at the dam before entering the single track portion.

hiking
Saturday, July 18, 2015

Did the first two segments of the CT for a trial of miles per day. Had a great trip, met a lot of nice hikers and thru hikers. I stopped at the dam for a break and was warned by a water board employee he told me Tuesday three mountain bikers had spotted a mountain lion that was paying attention to me. I kept a look out never saw a cat but just past the Little Bear Creek crossing I came across very fresh mountain lion prints in the mud, the were on top of everything and could see small wet spots three or four feet out from the mud hole. Thus motivated me to add miles to the first day.

Segment 2 his hot and no water source from the river to the fire house. Most is in the open because of the previous fire. Still a great time

hiking
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

hiking
Tuesday, April 07, 2015

This is segment 1 of the nearly 500 mile Colorado Trail. Our hike was from North to South. The first 6.5 miles of this hike is pretty easy as it follows the Denver Water Board access road along the S. Platte river. You may see mountain goats, big horn sheep and deer along the trail. Be aware that dogs are not permitted along this segment. Just past Strontia Springs Dam the trail moves off the road and becomes more difficult with both low wooded areas and beautiful high vistas. The high point is about 13 miles in. At about 14.5 miles, there are many switchbacks, both up and down so make sure your hiking boots/shoes fit well. The South end of the trail is by the S. Platte, and it's a welcome relief to soak your feet after the nearly 17 mile hike. This trail is also shared with mountain bikers, so keep you senses keen as they are not all courteous as to announce themselves when approaching hikers from behind. Many seem to forget that hikers have the right of way. Especially busy on the weekends.

mountain biking
Thursday, February 05, 2015

Rode as part of the Bailey Hundo. Trail is sandy and loose in many corners. Views are nice. Steep both ways...

Saturday, June 21, 2014

hiking
Saturday, February 16, 2013