The Colorado Trail Race: A Self-Powered Adventure

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Every July, a small group of bikepackers lines up for the backcountry race of a lifetime. This is a film about the Colorado Trail and the people who choose to race it non-stop and self-supported on mountain bikes.

The Colorado Trail Race is a 530-mile ultra-endurance bikepacking race along the Colorado Trail, which stretches from the outskirts of Denver to the small town of Durango. The route is primarily singletrack, with several Wilderness detours that add some dirt roads and pavement. With about 75,000 feet of cumulative elevation gain, much of which is above 10,000 feet, the trail is demanding, taking anywhere from 4 days to 2 weeks for racers to complete.

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Filmed and edited by Aaron Johnson.

Please donate to the Colorado Trail Foundation – they do an amazing job of maintaining the trail and enabling these experiences in places we could not otherwise reach.