Colorado Trail Bike Route
Photo courtesy of the Colorado Trail Foundation
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Bike the Colorado Trail; tall peaks, evergreen forests, and lush meadows.

The Colorado Trail Bike Route is a challenging and rewarding ride of 485 miles (780 km) that stretches from Denver to Durango, passing through stunning landscapes. Bikers will traverse many mountain ranges, including the Colorado Rocky Mountains, during their journey. The trail is also perfect for hikers of all kinds. We have a companion hiking app available in our Guthook Guides app. Our data for the Colorado Trail guide was collected in partnership with Bear Creek Survey Service, LLC. For more information about their work, visit their website at bearcreeksurvey.com!

540 mi (870 km)       $19.99 full guide       Official App
540 mi (870 km)
$19.99 full guide
Official App
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A map of the Colorado Trail Bike Route.
A map of the Colorado Trail Bike Route.
Works Offline, No Data Required

Once you’ve completed the initial setup of the app, all of our trail guides work offline. They use your device’s internal GPS to display your current location and guide you along the route. Offline use includes access to the key features of the guide, including the map, elevation profile, waypoint list, and more.

Trusted Trail Data

All of the data for our routes is collected by trusted individuals and partners, and is kept meticulously up to date. The track of each trail includes side trails and alternate routes, along with key waypoints. Our apps also offer comprehensive town guides, helping you resupply and access other services quickly.

Built for Community

Stay informed about trail conditions ahead by reading other bikers’ waypoint comments, and let other bikers know about your experience by leaving your own comments. Keep your friends and family up to date by sharing your current location from a Google Maps link sent via email or text message.

Offline Maps

Our variety of offline map sets, optionally downloaded as part of the initial setup and accessible offline afterwards, can give you extra quality information such as topographic lines with elevation values and satellite imagery.

Detailed Waypoints

Waypoints are plotted on a map and elevation profile, and each includes its own detail page with photos and descriptions. Water waypoints offer the most up-to-date water information, gathered from trusted sources and checked by other users.

Tailored to You

Plan your day by letting the app calculate the distance to the next campsite, water source, or other waypoint. Not every ride is the same, and we know that. Create your own custom routes using our route builder tool.

Works Offline, No Data Required

Once you’ve completed the initial setup of the app, all of our trail guides work offline. They use your device’s internal GPS to display your current location and guide you along the route. Offline use includes access to the key features of the guide, including the map, elevation profile, waypoint list, and more.

Our variety of offline map sets, optionally downloaded as part of the initial setup and accessible offline afterwards, can give you extra quality information such as topographic lines with elevation values and satellite imagery.

Trusted Trail Data

All of the data for our routes is collected by trusted individuals and partners, and is kept meticulously up to date. The track of each trail includes side trails and alternate routes, along with key waypoints. Our apps also offer comprehensive town guides, helping you resupply and access other services quickly.

Waypoints are plotted on a map and elevation profile, and each includes its own detail page with photos and descriptions. Water waypoints offer the most up-to-date water information, gathered from trusted sources and checked by other users.

Built for Community, Tailored to You

Stay informed about trail conditions ahead by reading other bikers’ waypoint comments, and let other bikers know about your experience by leaving your own comments. Keep your friends and family up to date by sharing your current location from a Google Maps link sent via email or text message.

Plan your day by letting the app calculate the distance to the next campsite, water source, or other waypoint. Not every ride is the same, and we know that. Create your own custom routes using our route builder tool.

How can I buy it?

This mountain bike guide is available as an in-app purchase via our Bikepacking Guides app, a free download from the the Google Play Store, coming soon to the Apple App Store.

Our iOS and Android apps do differ slightly in their appearance. However, the majority of their features remain the same, and they access the same trail guide data.

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Purchase of The Colorado Trail includes: (1) The Colorado Trail hiking route (485 miles), (2) the Collegiate Loop (161 miles), (3) the Collegiate West Alternate (83 miles), and (4) The Colorado Trail biking route (540 miles).

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About our partner

Colorado Trail Foundation

The Colorado Trail Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works to keep the Colorado Trail in good condition. The CTF organizes the Volunteers who built The Colorado Trail, as well as those who continue to improve and maintain it.

The Colorado Trail Foundation works with Atlas Guides to create, improve, and update the official Colorado Trail hiking app.

Learn more about the CTF