Colorado Trail: Segment 5

MODERATE 13 reviews
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Colorado Trail: Segment 5 is a 13.7 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Grant, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

13.7 miles
1,886 feet
Point to Point

dogs on leash




mountain biking

trail running


wild flowers


Segment 5 — Long Gulch to Kenosha Pass 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.

I loved this segment of the CT. It was full of just right up and downs, beautiful terrain that was varied and interesting, it had good water and nice camping spots. It would be a perfect hike/backpacking trip to do with kids. And I can’t wait to hike it this fall when the aspen turn!

mountain biking
6 months ago

gorgeous! bikepacking from Kenosha pass, camped in Grants pass and rolled out the next morning to Copper mtn. Plenty of water in this segment on the CT.

9 months ago

Aspens are at their peak and starting to drop their leaves. Walked from Highway 285 trailhead in 1.5 miles and back. Easy incline and amazing views. The trail is very busy with hikers, families, photographers, bikers and dogs.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

My father-in-law and I hiked this today 3 miles from the trailhead and back. Pretty level hike with some great views of snow-capped mountains, wildflowers and aspen trees. Only saw a group of 4 & a guy riding a horse during our 4 hour hike.

We plan on coming here again!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Tons of aspens, definitely coming back in the fall. No water on miles 9-14. Amazing panoramas, bring a good camera!

Friday, July 10, 2015

We split this up in 3 sections. A lot tree cover. Not a lot of traffic

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