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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 the Project’s CTR Data Sheet or Town List, you can find them in our store. Both the Data Sheet and Town List are your ultimate guides for everything CTR. Find distances, elevation gain/loss, resupply options, water, and more.

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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.

2020 Data Sheets, Town Lists, Mileage Charts, and Elevation Gain Charts

After 100’s of hours of research, 1000’s of keystrokes, more emails and phone calls than I recall the One of Seven Project’s Colorado Trail Data Sheet and Town List are done. They contain everything you need to plan and execute your ride/ride of the CTR.

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.

Data Sheets and Town Lists

2020 CTR SOBO/WEST Data Sheet and Town List

CTR SOBO Data Sheet Cover
CTR SOBO Town List Cover
2020 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  Purchase here. Metric version is here.

2020 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   Purchase here. Metric version is here.

2020 CTR SOBO DATA SHEET EXAMPLE
2020 CTR SOBO TOWN LIST EXAMPLE

2020 CTR NOBO/EAST Data Sheet and Town List

CTR NOBO Data Sheet Cover
CTR NOBO Town List Cover
2020 Data Sheet includes:
  • Key POI’s
  • Elevation / Pop of POI
  • Mileage numbers
  • Distance to next
  • Elevation +/-
  • Avg. & Max Grade between POI
  • Pavement sections
  • Services available
  • Key water sources
  • Important notes
  • Elevation profile
  • Finish Target Times

$20.00  Purchase here. Metric version is here.

2020 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  Purchase here. Metric version is here.

2020 CTR NOBO DATA SHEET EXAMPLE
2020 CTR NOBO TOWN LIST EXAMPLE

Mileage Chart

CTR MILEAGE CHART Cover
2020 Mileage Chart:
  • Works for both directions.
  • Quickly find the distance between any two points along the route.
  • Now shows bike shops.

$9.99 + tax, Purchase here. Metric version is here.

2020 CTR Mileage Chart EXAMPLE

Elevation Gain Charts

2020 CTR SOBO Elevation Gain Chart Cover
2020 CTR NOBO Elevation Gain Chart Cover
2020 SOBO Elevation Gain  Chart:
Quickly find the total elevation gain between any two POI along the route.
  • Easy to read format.
  • Formatted for printing.
  • Currently based off the 2019 10k GPX track.

$9.99 + tax, Purchase here. Metric version is here.

2020 NOBO Elevation Gain  Chart:
Quickly find the total elevation gain between any two POI along the route.
  • Easy to read format.
  • Formatted for printing.
  • Currently based off the 2019 10k GPX track.

$9.99 + tax, Purchase here. Metric version is here.

2020 CTR SOBO Elevation Gain Chart Example
2020 CTR NOBO Elevation Gain Chart Example

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