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Date Sunday  9/12/2021
End Date Sunday  9/12/2021
Group Denver
Event Title Colorado Trail Section Hike ~ Segment 1
Start Time 6:30 AM
Status Complete
Leader Craig Townsend
Member Price Free
Available Participants 1
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate B
Trail Mileage 12.1
Elevation Gain 2068
Driving Distance 85


Indian Creek Trailhead, Indian Creek Trail (800), Colorado Trail ~ Segment 1 (1776)


NOTE: The Indian Creek Trailhead ("ICT") can serve as an alternate approach to the Waterton Canyon part of Segment 1 of The Colorado Trail. ICT is in the mountains about 10 miles south of the CT terminus at Waterton Canyon and is found along Colorado Hwy 67 between Sedalia and Deckers.

From the ICT parking lot, to reach The Colorado Trail (VERY IMPORTANT) walk past the outhouse west and downhill through the Equestrian campground area. The singletrack ICT #800 'WEST LEG' begins where the equestrian camping road makes a loop.

For more info Contact

Craig Townsend

(303) 819-8812


Want to do the Colorado Trail but don't have the time for a through hike? Join me for a few segments of the Colorado Trail as day hikes from Denver.

This fall I'll be starting a series of day hikes on Segments 1-5 of the Colorado Trail.  They will be generally long, 10-16 miles, moderate paced, on-trail hikes requiring a car shuttle.

A few of them will be exploratory hikes since the leader has not done all of these segments.  However the routes are well marked and mapped out, and the leader has excellent route finding skills and GPS.

This hike we will do Segment 1, as described in The CMC Guidebook, The Colorado Trail, 9th Edition, but using the alternate Indian Creek Trailhead (ICTH), on Co Rd 67 as a starting point.  Segment 1 goes from the ICTH to the west end of Segment 1 at Co Rd 97 East of Pine Grove and Foxton.

Link to CalTopo Map:


Gear Considerations The Ten Essentials appropriate to a day mountain hike in the Colorado alpine.  Including, in no particular order, proper hiking boots or low top hiking shoes, sun protection, your navigation tool, a personal first aid kit, food, and minimum 2 liters of water. Layers, including rain jacket with hood, too (a year-round pack item). Any questions, please ask. 


Covid Precautions Check latest in effect re: carpools, masks and social distance between hikers -


NOTE: This hike will require a car shuttle which will take about 50 minutes ... We will carpool to the Indian Creek Campground and drop off everyone but the drivers who will proceed to drive to the west end of Segment 1 to drop off all but one car and then return to the ICTH.


Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.