- West to East, Collegiate West
- West to East, Collegiate East
- East to West, Collegiate East
- East to West, Collegiate West
|Michael Mcknight||7d 13h 16m 15s|
|Scott Jamie||8d 7h 40m 0s|
|Paul Pomeroy||8d 12h 14m 5s|
|Dale Garland, Dave LaFranboise, John McAward, John Wolgamott||17d 0h 0m 0s|
I will be attempting the unsupported Colorado Trail West to East, via Collegiate West FKT. I will start in Durango on the morning of 8/5. I will carry all my own food and gear from start to finish and will receive no aid of any kind. I will follow all the prescribed guidance relating to unsupported attempts. I will do my best to provide lots of updates here: https://www.instagram.com/ryan.quinn.maguire/
My hiking partner (Liz Derstine) and I (Tara Dower) will be attempting to set a self-supported FKT on the Colorado Trail (east to west) collegiate east. Our tracking links have been sent to FKT but won’t be public. We will post updates via our Instagram accounts @tara.dower and @pinkfeathers. We start tomorrow early morning and hope to finish the trail within 9.5 days.
I would like to announce that I will be attempting to set the Self-Supported FKT on the Colorado Trail, East to West, Collegiate West Route. I will be tracking using a Garmin inReach, and you can follow along with my tracking link at inreachlink.com/FV54ECB. I'm borrowing my friend's inReach and so the name on the tracking link is "Raffi Garabedian" and the title of the page is "Ari and gang". I'll be posting to my Instagram account here: https://www.instagram.com/keeganjeegan/?hl=en when I have service. I will also take timestamped and geotagged pictures, and talk to people along the trail.
I have mailed myself food drops to a few aid stations along the way and will not be receiving any support from friends or family, though I may stay in towns along the way and buy food from stores. I will not have anyone meet me along the way to hike with me or offer moral support. The current Female Self-Supported FKT on this route was set by Marilyne Marchand-Gouin at 14 days, 13 hours, and 58 minutes. I will try to beat this time and at the same time set the first Self-Supported Male FKT on SOBO collegiate west.
Checking back in - I made it from Waterton Canyon to Mile 300 at the Gunnison/Saguache road crossing in 10 days when I decided to get off trail due to worsening hamstring pain. FKT's are hard.
I will go Denver to Durango via the West Collegiate route starting early tomorrow (8/9/23) morning. Self-supported. See you out there! e
What's the official beginning/ending of the Colorado Trail at the east terminus? Is it the start of Waterton Canyon by the road, or is it the start of the singletrack, many miles up canyon?
I (nina “mooch” bridges) am attempting unsupported from Denver to Durango starting 8/15/23 taking the collegiate east route. I will follow all unsupported guidelines and carry all my own food and gear. I have shared my tracking info with the FKT people.
see you out there :)
Jk. My backpack strap ripped off 28 miles in so I’m restarting supported 8/16
Cut and paste from 2020!
I will attempt to improve on Joe Grant's (le bon coureur franco-americain) SUPPORTED FKT of E-W Colorado Trail (8d20h09m), Collegiate west variant. I will have a great support team: my oldest friend, David Greedy, my dear wife Queenie McGufferson, my French friends Victor Gravot and his belle Benedicte. Plus Bodhi Cheater.
I'm planning to start early morning August 23rd at Waterton CYN.
I'm excited by another opportunity and humbled by the many attempts in the last few years. The CT has been vanquished this year by three strong women! 2 on foot and Katya on the CTR!
This 51 year chassis feels pretty good but there's some niggles!
My inreach will be transmitting my location from start to finish every day, assuming no issues with battery life, etc. I will likely have a backup Garmin if necessary. I will turn off at night.
My garmin: https://share.garmin.com/DrDre
I will be attempting to set a supported FKT on the Colorado Trail West to East, Collegiate West. I will start in Durango the morning of August 25.
My tracking link is: https://elevatekids.org/track-our-progress/
See you on the trail!
I will be attempting to set a new unsupported FKT on the Colorado Trail from West to East via Collegiate East. I will be starting at the Junction Creek Trailhead (by Durango) the morning of Saturday August 26th. I will be carrying all of my food and gear from the start.
I hope to see some of you out there!
I will starting my attempt of the self-supported Colorado Trail, west to east and collegiate east.
I will be starting in Durango the morning of the 26th and cannot wait to see where this journey takes my mind and body! Looks like there will be a few of us out there around this time so look forward to seeing some friendly (and fast) faces!
I will be live tracking using my Garmin inReach and will have a backup of the route tracked on my watch.
I will also attempt to post updates to my Instagram but we will see how well the brain is working :)
I am still working on my fully supported FKT. Garman problems. May switch to my wife’s. I am 10 miles south of Cottonwood on collegiate West.
I will be hiking the Colorado Trail following the East to West, Collegiate West route. This will be an Unsupported attempt and I will carry everything I need from the start, except water. I will follow all the unsupported guidelines and will be using a Garmin inReach for live tracking and as a backup will record each day's progress via Caltopo on my phone.
I plan on starting at Waterton Canyon on Friday September 1st.
- Dave Svoboda
Will set out early on Monday morning to complete the trail from Denver to Durango (Collegiate West) in under 9d8h to try for the overall unsupported record. As a conciliatory measure I'll shoot for just completing the effort while still unsupported in whatever form that takes. I will be live tracking and verifying data afterwards with watch .gpx.
Excited to see everyone out there and take part in some good views!
Michael "Cougar Bait" Robertson
It's been 10 years since I raced the CT on my MTB. Whatever could have gone wrong, did: my shoes fell apart on Copper, I got asthma that stuck with me to the end on Princeton, my fork blew a seal which means I lost all dampening before the San Juans, I ran out of food before Lake City - and doing the whole thing without a sleeping bag is still somewhat of a questionable move on my part. Good fun, all the way through. Live and learn.
I'm feeling the pull of the trail again and I thought it a wild idea to race just it but this time from the opposite direction, leaving the bike at home, and using just my two feet and a backpack. I'll be starting out this Thursday Sept 21 from Durango and heading towards Denver. I'll be gunning for bettering the unsupported record that Nathaniel so generously premiered. My tracker is located here:
Elevation gain each day seems within my abilities but daily mileage is a big unknown. Looking forward to following a trail for this project rather than clutching on for dear life on some knife edge ridge. May even be some water available on the route too. See you out there! I'll have the yellow backpack with the Slayer patch sewn on it.