Member Hike

Hike Name: Colorado Trail - South Platte River
Country: United States
State: Colorado
Nearby Town: Sedalia
Rating: 4 stars
Directions: From Sedalia

Turn left onto CO-67 S/Manhart Ave
Continue to follow CO-67 S
13.1 mi

Slight right onto W Pine Creek Rd
3.1 mi

Turn right onto N Platte River Rd
3.8 mi
2705 N Platte River Rd
Total Hike Distance: 5.20 miles
Hike Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: In and Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: South Platte River
Trails Used: Colorado Trail
Backcountry Campsites: Yes
Backcountry Water Sources: None
Management: Other
Contact Information: The Colorado Trail Foundation
710 10th Street, #210
Golden, CO 80401-5843
(303) 384-3729
Best Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Users: Hikers, Bikers, Dogs
Hike Summary: The Colorado Trail is Colorado’s premier long distance trail. It runs nearly 500 miles from Denver to Durango, and travels through the Colorado Rocky Mountains - passing lakes, creeks and diverse ecosystems in the process. Trail users experience six wilderness areas and eight mountain ranges topping out at 13,271 feet on the hike. The route ascends and descends dramatically on the Colorado Trail with an average elevation of over 10,300 feet. Hikers that do the entire route will climb 89,354 feet between the end points in Denver and Durango.

This is a short backtrack hike on a portion of the Colorado Trail that climbs 5.2 from the South Platte River (~6000') to a ridge line and rock outcrop (~7300'). There are excellent views from the ridge to the West and to the river and valley floor below.
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads, Secondary Paved Roads, Maintained Gravel or Dirt Roads

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BirdShooter 12/06/2018 Thanks Moondoggy. The Colorado Trail is on my list ... but I have a very long list!
Moondoggy 11/25/2018 When are you doing the other 495 miles? Nice bald eagle photo BTW.