Our Trip Report

Not A Ton of Planning

We embarked on the Colorado Trail without planning too many of the details. We think one of the best parts of this trail is that you can hike it without sending any resupply boxes. So, we literally just bought the Colorado Trail Databook and started walking a few days later. 

Our Resupply Plan

Once again, we didn’t send any resupply boxes on our Colorado Trail. Below is a table of where we resupplied, what day of the trip and how we got off and back on the trail.Once again, we didn’t send any resupply boxes on our Colorado Trail. Below is a table of where we resupplied, what day of the trip and how we got off and back on the trail.

Here is a table of where we resupplied and what days:

Day to Day Breakdown

High Moments

The San Juans

The San Juans section of the Colorado Trail was one of our favorite sections. It was such a vast and expansive landscape and there was an incredible trail the whole way. It was one of those spots that we will definitely make sure to come back to. 

Aspens in Silverton

When we hiked the Colorado Trail Fall was on its way. This made for some amazing Fall colors. Specifically, in Silverton, CO the colors were magnificent. I think because we were nearing the end of our journey and the colors of the trees were stunning, this was a high of our trip. 

Challenging Moments

Snow Storm in the Collegiates

During our trip, we had to wait out a snow storm in Leadville, CO. We ended up heading out a bit too early after the storm and spent some significant time snow camping in the Collegiate section of the trail. This posed challenges with staying warm, post-holing through deep snow and a few treacherous sections of trail. 

The Heat in the First Week

If you didn’t know the West is more often than not in drought conditions. Our first week on the Colorado Trail was hot, there was little water and we would have given anything to jump in a body of water. But, all of the creeks were only ankle deep. We were challenged by the lack of water and heat on the first week of the trail.

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