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Colorado Trail : Segment 7 is a 12.4 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Frisco, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 12.4 mi Elevation gain 3,694 ft Route type Point to Point

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Segment 7 — Goldhill Trailhead to Copper Mountain 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.

Dillon Ranger District, White River National Forest 680 Blue River Parkway Box 620 Silverthorne, CO 80498 970-468-5400 Recorded Message: 970-468-5434 http://www.coloradotrail.org/

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Krista Mikkelsen
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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
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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!

Susanna Wright
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Hiking

I hiked Segment 7 when thru-hiking in 2016; this time, I just did an out-and-back on my way home. It's a beautiful stretch of trail. I hiked about 3 miles in then turned around and headed back to the car. It was much easier without a 30# pack! I ran into some other hikers who were hiking in on the Colorado trail, then turning right at the junction with Peaks Trail to end up in Frisco. Sounded like a great idea to me!

Jay Irwin
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Hiking

Love this part of the Colorado Trail and just finished a 4 day backpacking trip on it. Yes, that's right, 4 days! ;-) Yes, I know that some locals do it in an afternoon, but we had an amazing trip taking it slow and really enjoying the trail. The first part does have some sections that are being clear cut to remove some of the beetle kill and help the health of the forest. Then it moves through the Peaks Trail, and on to Miners Creek. Great camping below peak 2 and 3 and streams along the way. The cross between Peak 5 and 6 is a quite nice hike with a few steep sections, and then back the other side with the view of Copper and then Pacific and Crystal. And easy run down that side walks through a number of new avalanche chutes that are recent from last year. Most of them have been cleaned up, but there are still a few sections that need some chain saws. Great section and so much fun.

Jenn P
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Hiking

One of my favorite segments so far on my journey of the Colorado Trail. Worth it!

Russ M
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Hiking

Hiked Seg 7 backwards. Big Thanks to the trail crew that worked on clearing the few avalanche chutes! Only 1 left to cleat. Very nice trail for day hikers.

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Meg R.
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Hiking

August 4th: perfect summer conditions! Beautiful wildflowers, interesting and diverse trail.

Flick Fornia
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Hiking

Great trail. However on July 4, 2019, still snow covered for about 4 miles from the top towards Breck. We did it Copper to Breck. Was more like 13.9 miles. Took us 10 hours, primarily due to snow.

Margo H.
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The beginning of this trail was heavily logged, very few trees standing. There were a couple scenic segments and good views of the Breckenridge Ski area much of the way. This was a day hike for us. Only moderately enjoyable.

Holly Collins-Tomazin
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Great trail, but our tracker came up with 13 miles. probably better to go from copper to gold Hill. Slightly less strainuous.

Mike Greencane
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Did out and back to treeline, parked in lot by copper. Great trail with some good steep parts. Challenging.

Wayne Hardin
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Hiking

Challenging trail, but lots of variety: through forested areas, lots of creeks and small waterfalls, wildflowers in the summer, a burn area, areas above tree line with sweeping views, boulder mound, scree fields. Most parts of the trail are not too steep, but everything is above 9,000 feet, so the climb is demanding if you aren't acclimated to the leaner oxygen.

Fred M.
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Hiked this trail on 6/9. Still a bit of snow between 11,000’ and timberline on the Breckenridge side but passable. Good workout and great scenery.

Tips Tops
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Wendy Morone
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Scott D.
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Tim McGreal
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scott may
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Lisa Bailey
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Ashley Corn
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Kyle Cordts
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Tony Satterthwaite
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Tara Bench
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John Bench
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Kierstin Sanders
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Kim Smith
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Jacob B
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randall mott
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Jamel Ahmed
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