With limited funds available, I couldn’t afford 4 months on one of the really long trails, so I settled on the Colorado Trail in ’08.
Clocking in just under 500 miles, this trail is a well maintained gem that traverses some amazing Colorado mountains. The CT shares some routes with the CDT, so I felt like I was on a reunion tour at times. I started outside of Denver and meandered to Durango, where I was rewarded for my efforts with a free Colorado Trail Nut Brown Ale from the pub!
Totally worth it.