Colorado Trail

The Colorado Trail eastern terminus begins southwest of Denver in Waterton Canyon and ends in Durango, Colorado. This 486-mile/782km Colorado Trail is mostly above 10,000 feet, with a high point of 13,271 feet near Coney Summit.

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Works in Airplane Mode

No mobile service or internet is required after initial setup. The app uses your device’s built-in GPS and downloaded topo maps.


600 waypoints are plotted on the map, listed in a guide, and plotted on the elevation profile, including water sources, tenting sites, trail junctions, road crossings, landmarks, and town and resupply points of interest.

Collegiate West & Bike Route

Includes the bike route around wilderness areas plus the Collegiate West alternate route and the Collegiate Loop route.

Water Information

Includes the most up-to-date water information gathered us and by other users of the app. The information is automatically updated in the comments section.

Route Creator Tool

Create your own route with the route creator tool. This is helpful for daily planning or to remember a completed day or section hike.

Elevation Profile

You won’t be surprised by a big climb if you use the elevation profile. Your current location and all waypoints are plotted on the profile.

Offline Maps

Offline map sets include U.S. Geological Survey topo maps (in feet), Open Street Map topo maps (in meters), and satellite imagery. Online maps include various styles of Google Maps (Android) or Apple Maps (iOS). Easily toggle among each type of map.


Stay up to date by reading other hikers’ waypoint comments and leave your own comments.

Share Your Location

Share your current location with friends and family via an e-mail or text message that includes a Google Maps link to your position. (Note: e-mail messages and text messages may be created while offline, but will be sent only when internet service is available.)

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The Colorado Trail is a free download with in-app purchases

Try before you buy: The demo includes all features of the app.
Demo trail: First 16 miles/26 km of the Colorado Trail from the Waterton Canyon trailhead (east end of the CT) to the South Platte River Trailhead.

iOS and Android

The Colorado Trail App is available as a selection in our Guthook Guides app for your iPhone or iPad from the iTunes App Store and for your Android mobile device or tablet from the Google Play Store.

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In App Purchases:

  • Colorado Trail. Includes the Colorado Trail hiking route, Colorado Trail bike route, Collegiate West alternate, and the Collegiate Loop. $14.99
  • Collegiate Loop $4.99


Location: Colorado • Length: 486 miles/782 km

The Colorado Trail is a 486-mile trail open to hikers, bikers and equestrians. It begins southwest of Denver in Waterton Canyon and ends in Durango, Colorado. The average elevation of the Colorado Trail is above 10,000 feet, making this a spectacular high elevation long-distance trail. The highest point along the trail is 13,271 feet near Coney Summit.

The Colorado Trail Hiker app has 4 sections:

  • The Colorado Trail hiking route.
  • The Colorado Trail bike route (alternates around Wilderness areas).
  • The Collegiate West Alternate route (overlaps the Continental Divide Trail)
  • The Collegiate Loop: a 160-mile loop composed of the Collegiate West Alternate and a portion of The Colorado Trail

A portion of your purchase goes to The Colorado Trail Foundation.
For more information visit The Colorado Trail Foundation.