Colorado Trail Days | June 28 June 30, 2019

This year’s Colorado Trail Days is off the hook!

In its fourth year, Colorado Trail Days presented by Backcountry Experience is a way to celebrate not only the amazing Colorado Trail itself,  but all trail opportunities in Colorado.  It’s a time to see what’s new in our outdoor community,  learn new skills and meet new friends.

Join us for a 3-day celebration of the outdoors,  starting Friday night, June 28 with the 5PointFilm Festival at the Powerhouse Science Center.

Click here for tickets! 


And you’ll want to catch this: 5 PM Saturday, world renowned alpinist, climbing guide and mountain athlete Steve House will be presenting his latest book Training for the Uphill Athlete. 


On Saturday morning kick things off with  presentations on ultra-light backpacking with the notorious Five Pound Pete,  followed by more clinics all weekend long on backpacking, thru- hiking, trail running, bike-packing, how to find the right gear for you, water filtration, navigation and more.

Don’t forget to bring your pack –  any pack– to the Osprey Packs Repair Station.   You won’t believe this set up. Thanks Osprey! 

And it keeps getting better.


EXPED will bring their dunk tank. Bring down your leaky sleeping pads and get them repaired with EXPED, and get a look at how they are revolutionizing sleeping and comfort on the go, from the tent to you car,  van, truck, or just under the stars. 

The Running Bum, Morgan Sjogren will be presenting her new book Outlandish: Fuel Your Epic. Be sure to check out her brand of mountain and desert adventures, writing and wandering the trails that span the west.

Outlandish by Morgan Sjogren, The Running Bum

Artist  and Adventurer Hannah Green will be talking about adventure and how it alters the way see the world.  Green spends more time on trails than off of them. This will be good.

Adventure siker, bikepacker and kayaker Brett Davis will be giving a slideshow on his travels and leading a clinic on bikepacking.

Photo courtesy of Brett Davis

On Sunday join us for a run/hike on the Colorado Trail and enjoy gear demos from Salomon.

All weekend long see what’s new from Outdoor Research,  visit the Outdoor Research Tiny House and learn how it will be used to help educate hikers in South Mineral Creek’s Ice Lakes Basin with the San Juan Mountain Association.



Jed Botsford, Recreation Program Lead for the Columbine Ranger District of the San Juan National Forest, will speak at 9.30 am on June 29th, at the OR Tiny House addressing recreation and resource issues at Ice Lakes Basin.  This will be an important and insightful discussion for the public. 










Get a good look at Black Diamond‘s new Distance Trail and Mountain Running gear.



And of course our popular Tent City will be a huge pitch fest with tents set up in Iris Park on the Animas River, with new designs from MSR, Big Agnes, Nemo, Mountain Hardwear, and Black Diamond . 

PLUS – we’ll be giving away cool swag from Osprey Packs, Outdoor Research, MSR to name a few of our partners. Whether you’re a day-hiker, ultra runner, thru-hiker, climber, peak-bagger or just an all-around adventure-loving lover of the outdoors, CT Days is a community based and inviting opportunity to celebrate the Colorado Trail, and other outdoor experiences. So come Check out some cool new gear, build some outdoor skills and meet new friends.

Proceeds benefit Trails2000.

Check back for more updates. This year it’s about every trail.

Colorado Trail Days is brought to you by Backcountry Experience, located at 1205 Camino Del Rio in Durango, CO.


Join us at  Backcountry Experience for our Fourth Annual Colorado Trail Days, at  1205 Camino Del Rio in Durango, beside the Animas River. Ditch the car, ride your bike, stretch your legs and come hungry.




Benefitting Trails2000

Trails2000 is a local Durango non-profit, trails organization connecting you to the outdoors. Maintaining the largest adopted section of The Colorado Trail (Section 28.2 and 28.3 from Champion Venture to Junction Creek), Trails2000 is essential to our enjoyment of this quintessential trail.

They also plan, build and maintain trails, educate trail users, and encourage connectivity on road, path and trail. Trails2000 cares for all types of trails: hike, bike or horse, and we encourage everyone to join in. Their group is very involved in the community and in trail planning from singletrack to bike paths.

We’ll be celebrating their trail crew volunteers and all their hard work throughout the event. If you’re interested in working on the CT with Trails2000, click here for more info.



Colorado Trail Days Title Sponsor

Backcountry Experience Durango Colorado

Thru-Hike Sponsors

Section Hike Sponsors


Day Hike Sponsors