How long does it take to through hike the Colorado Trail?

How long does it take to through hike the Colorado Trail?

4 to 6 weeks
A thru-hike generally takes 4 to 6 weeks to complete. Some people complete the trail by “section-hiking” or “segment travel” over the course of several seasons. We estimate that 500 people complete the CT each year, with many thousands of people hiking, bicycling or horseback riding portions of it.

How difficult is hiking the Colorado Trail?

However, because of its length, altitude — and in many places, sheer ruggedness — the Colorado Trail can be hard to get your hands around at first. It can take four to six weeks to hike the whole thing, but you can hike it in smaller segments.

What is the most difficult hike in Colorado?

The towering sentinel of Longs Peak is the undisputed king of the northern Front Range, visible from downtown Denver to Fort Collins. The trail to the top of this 14,255-foot mountain is staggeringly difficult and accounts for more failed summit attempts than most other 14ers, according to the National Park Service.

Where is Bison Peak Colorado?

Officially designated Bison Mountain, the prominent 12,432-foot (3,789 m) peak is located in the Lost Creek Wilderness of Pike National Forest, 8.1 miles (13.1 km) north by west (bearing 352°) of the community of Tarryall in Park County, Colorado, United States.

What do I need to know before hiking the Colorado Trail?

Whether planning to be out for two hours or ten hours, plan to carry essential equipment, including warm clothing, rain gear, sunscreen and bug repellent, water, snacks, maps or guidebook, compass. Don’t expect to have cell service, which can be spotty all along the Trail.

How long is Bison Peak?

11.27 miles
The hike follows an out-and-back trail of 11.27 miles round trip, taking 6 to 8 hours to complete. Summit elevation is 12,431 feet, for a total altitude gain of 3,691 feet. Difficulty is Class I – easy to moderate. Open year-round.

Are bear canisters required in Colorado?

It is generally advisable to have a bear canister any time you plan to camp in bear country regardless of local regulations. Practicing good food safety keeps you and the bears safe. As the saying goes, “A fed bear is a dead bear.” Note: Regulations are ALWAYS subject to change at any time.