The Colorado Trail.
486 miles. 90,000 vertical feet. Denver to Durango.
After quitting my soul crushing job in November of 2016, I wanted to do something epic with my kid before he left for college. He was taking a photography class in school, and for an assignment we camped out in the foothills south of Boulder to create star travel photos.
Kyle mentioned that because of light pollution from Denver, we wouldn’t get great shots. I said that in order to get great shots we should travel deep into the mountains away from major cities, and I recalled a friend telling me there was a trail between Denver and Durango. Being mountain bikers, we wondered if we could bike the trail.
After doing a ton of research, engaging in a fitness program for 6 months, and testing and dealing with failed equipment, we did a trial run with the first segment out of Denver in June, 2017. Accomplishing that with no major issues, we began our adventure on July 5th.
Colorado Trail Log
I carried a GoPro and filmed all of the major descents, and being photographers, my son and I took a ton of photos. We recorded our adventures along the way as follows.