Little compares to the beauty of The Colorado Trail (CT), which stretches 486 miles from the Denver suburbs to Durango and crosses five river systems, six wilderness areas, six national forests, and eight mountain ranges.
The fifth edition of The Colorado Trail Databook condenses the most important information from the eighth edition of The Colorado Trail: The Official Guidebook into a 4″ x 7″ pack guide that can easily be carried in your pocket or backpack. In addition to updated color maps and key points for each of the 28 segments of the trail, the fifth edition features 24 new pages of maps and data that cover the 80 miles of Forest Service trails and roads that mountain bikers use to bypass the wilderness areas. Icons for each segment mark the trailhead, access points, campsites, availability of water, and points of interest. Additional icons note services at supply points, such as post offices, lodging, meals, groceries, telephones, banks, showers, outdoor stores, laundry, and medical help. The data section for each segment, which faces its corresponding map, includes all the key points along the trail, in both miles from the segment trailhead and GPS waypoints. While the route is typically hiked east to west from Denver to Durango, there are also mileages for each segment that go west to east. There is also an elevation profile chart for each segment.
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