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Colorado Trail conditions in early July
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Graeme Finley
(gfinley001) - F

Locale: SF Bay Area
Colorado Trail conditions in early July on 05/17/2011 14:34:23 MDT Print View

Can anyone give me some idea of the likely conditions on the southern half of the CO Trail in the first couple of weeks of July? I'm trying to get a sense of the probable snow/spring run-off/bug situation for a relative who's thinking of hiking that part of the trail over about three weeks. Will there be a lot of people on the trail at that time?

Bob Bankhead
(wandering_bob) - MLife

Locale: Oregon, USA
Re: Colorado Trail conditions in early July on 05/17/2011 14:53:07 MDT Print View

Try asking on the CT Forum at

Edited by wandering_bob on 05/17/2011 14:53:37 MDT.

Randy Martin
(randalmartin) - F

Locale: Colorado
Colorado Trail conditions in early July on 05/17/2011 16:02:24 MDT Print View

I think you will find the southern route mostly trouble free from a snow perspective my early July. Any snow should largely be avoidable by that time. Not sure about bugs.

Paul Magnanti
(PaulMags) - MLife

Locale: People's Republic of Boulder
link on 05/18/2011 12:11:45 MDT Print View

This link should be helpful, too:

You *should* be fine by early July esp starting from Denver and heading to Durango.

Aaron Armstrong
(traderaaron) - F

Locale: Colorado
Yep, good to go on 05/19/2011 09:00:38 MDT Print View

The CT is actually pretty low for Colorado standards over the majority of the route, the heavy record type snow this year is in northern Colorado mostly and at and on the west side of the divide. The CT largely is avoiding the heaviest snow areas. Shouldn't be trouble with bugs unless it has been real rainy along your route.