Route: Collegiate Loop (CO)

Colorado, US

The 160-mile Collegiate Loop is formed by the East and West Collegiate Peaks options of the Colorado Trail.  It was formed when the Collegiate West option was completed in 2012.


I began the unsupported FKT for Collegiate Peaks at 0401 Sunday, June 24th. I ran CCW. I am double checking my times. I either finished at 3 days even or 3 days 1 min. I have supporting Garmin connect, training peaks and Garmin Inreach. I forgot to turn on tracking on my Inreach the last morning and have approx 3 hours/12 miles missing. My Fenix 3/training peaks has continuous data to show that I didn't find other means to teleport. I was on track to finish closer to 2d21 hours but went off the rails. The many miles of scree paths the last day wrecked havoc on my feet. Amazing loop.


I start Monday, July 29 at 5:50 AM, finished Thursday, August 1 at 10:22 pm. Total elapsed time 3 days, 16 hours, 32 minutes.

Late snowpack and avalanche damage made the west loop particularly difficult this year.