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Colorado Trail Resource

This Colorado Trail Resource page contains everything you need to plan and execute a ride/race of the Colorado Trail.

At around 500 mile long the Colorado Trail is a non-motorized multi-use trail that starts on the in Denver and ends in Durango, Colorado The trail averages over 10,000′ and includes breath taking passes above tree line.

As it travels its 500 miles the CTR passes through six National Forests and six Wilderness areas. It also traverses five major river systems and eight of the states mountain ranges.

The entire trail is open to hikers and horses, while cyclist do have to reroute around wilderness areas. All users are greeted with spectacular views, big climbs, long descents, and an amazing experience.

Containing all of the One of Seven Project’s resources related to the Colorado Trail and more, this page is your one stop for planning a trip by bike to the CTR. Find out how to plan and resupply, find transportation, to bikepacking resources to help you pack, stay dry or warm, and other helpful tips.

If you’re looking to purchase one of the Project’s Planning Aids, you can find them in our store. The Data Sheet and Town List are your ultimate guides for everything CTR. Find distances, elevation gain/loss, resupply options, water, and more. Don’t forget out Mileage and Elevation Gain Charts as well.

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Resources

Everything you need to plan a bikepacking trip on the CTR.

 

Colorado Trail bikepacking Craig Fowler- Bikepacking lessons

Your ultimate bikepacking guide to the CTR.

MY GEAR LIST FROM THE CTR

A detailed look at what I used on the CTR, what worked and what didn’t.

IF I RODE… SERIES

In depth look at what I would bring for gear and why, if I rode the CTR again.

Face of the CTR - 2019

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Checkout our bikepacking resource page for more planning help.

COLORADO TRAIL RACE PLANNING AIDS

Being that I’m also a Triple Crown thru-hiker I’m used to quality planning tools. After finishing the Bikepacking Triple Crown I realized bikepacking didn’t have quality planning tools available. The Project’s Planning Aids and Resources are our answer to this.

After 100’s of hours of research, 1000’s of keystrokes, more emails and phone calls than I can recall the One of Seven Project’s Colorado Trail Race Planning Aids are done. They’re the ultimate planning resources for the Colorado Trail Race. They contain everything you need to plan and execute your ride/ride of the CTR. If you can’t find what you’re looking for in these then it’s probably in our Colorado Trail Resources.

2021 Data Sheets and Town Lists

2021 Colorado Trail Race SOBO Data Sheet Cover bikepacking guide planning aid
2021 Colorado Trail Race SOBO Town List Cover bikepacking guide planning aid
New for 2021- Data created in Garmin Basecamp for more accurate information.
Data Sheet includes:
  • Key POI’s
  • Elevation / Pop of POI
  • Mileage numbers
  • Distance to next
  • Elevation +/-
  • Avg. & Max Grade between POI
  • Pavement sections
  • Key water sources
  • Services available
  • Important notes
  • Elevation profile
  • Finish Target Times

$20.00  + tax Purchase South / West Bound here.

$20.00 + tax  Purchase North / East Bound here.

New for 2021- Data created in Garmin Basecamp for more accurate information.
Town List includes:
  • Better format
  • More key notes
  • Phone numbers added for key locations
  • Key water sources
  • Elevation profile added
  • Finish Target Times added

$20.00 + tax   Purchase South / West Bound here.

$20.00 + tax  Purchase North / East Bound here.

DATA SHEET and TOWN LIST DIFFERENCES

The Data Sheet has the most info. It gives the distance, elevation +/-, average grade, max grade, pavement sections, references CTF segments, bike shops, resupply options, key water sources, and has key notes between two POI. Example: A and B, then B to C, and so on.

The Town List gives cumulative distances between POI. Example: A to B, A to C, A to D. The next section would be B to C, B to D, B to E, and so on. The Town List has distance, elevation +/-, resupply options, bike shops, key water sources, and key notes.

The Town List helps with not having to do the math to figure out how far away things are if they’re not the next POI.

2021 Mileage Charts and Elevation Gain Charts

2021 Colorado Trail Race Mileage Chart Cover bikepacking guide planning aid
2021 Colorado Trail Race Elevation Gain Chart Cover - bikepacking guide planning aid

New for 2021- Data created in Garmin Basecamp for more accurate information.

Mileage Charts:

Quickly find the total mileage between any two POI along the route.

  • Shows bike shops
  • Works for both directions.
  • Easy to read format.
  • Formatted for printing.

$10.00 + tax, Purchase here.

New for 2021- Data created in Garmin Basecamp for more accurate information.

Elevation Gain Charts:

Quickly find the total elevation gain between any two POI along the route.

  • Shows Bike Shops
  • Easy to read format.
  • Formatted for printing.

$10.00 + tax, SOBO Purchase here.

$10.00 + tax, NOBO Purchase here.

2021_Colorado Trail Race Elevation Gain Chart_EXAMPLE bikepacking guide planning aids

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