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The Best Backpacking in Alamosa County

Looking for the best backpacking in Alamosa County? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Alamosa County. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top backpacking spots in and near Alamosa County

  • Mosca, Colorado

    South Zapata Lake Trail

    8.96 mi / 3012 ft gain
    South Zapata Lake Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Mosca, Colorado.
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  • Alamosa, Colorado

    Ellingwood Point via Lake Como Road

    19.14 mi / 6289 ft gain
    Ellingwood Point via Lake Como Road is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Mosca, Colorado.
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  • Lake Como Trailhead, Colorado

    Summit Blanca and Ellingwood Peaks

    7 mi / 6800 ft gain
    Blanca Peak is nestled at the heart (and the top) of a four peak ceiling located at the southern-most tip of Colorado's intimidating Sangre de Christo range. The peak is known for its impeccable 360 degree views, as you can see well over 100 miles in every direction thanks to Colorado's clean, c...
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  • Mosca, Colorado

    Summit Little Bear Peak

    12 mi / 5000 ft gain
    This hike starts on Lake Como Road with the goal of eventually reaching Lake Como.  If you have a modified 4WD car you can get all the way to the lake in it, but if you do not feel like risking damage to your vehicle park as low as you deem necessary to do that.  Most 4WD stock vehicles can make ...
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  • Alamosa County, Colorado

    Hike the Mosca Pass Trail, Great Sand Dunes NP

    5.0
    8 mi / 1459 ft gain
    The Mosca Pass trail is an (approx) 8 mile out and back hike that takes you through beautiful ponderosa and aspen forests to summit 1500 above the start. The trailhead parking is the first left after the Great Sand Dunes visitor center. It is a moderate hike, but allow for several hours, as the w...
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  • Alamosa County, Colorado

    Backpack the Great Sand Dunes

    4.8
    Few places can match the epic scale of this bizarre wilderness in southern Colorado. Great Sand Dunes National Park contains 750 foot tall sand dunes (the tallest in North America) resting at the foot of 13,000 foot peaks (the Sangre de Cristo range). However, to really experience the park in its...
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  • Gardner, Colorado

    Summit Mount Lindsey

    8.5 mi / 3300 ft gain
    At 14,042 Mt. Lindsey is not one of the tallest 14ers, but it is a fun objective regardless. The Lily Lake trailhead can be somewhat difficult to access without a high clearance car, but most cars can probably make it. There is quite a bit of private property along the road so just be careful if ...
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  • Westcliffe, Colorado

    Hike to Willow Lake, CO

    5.0
    9 mi / 2800 ft gain
    Nestled in the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness, Willow Lake offers a stunning destination to a rigorous hike. The hike is approximately 9 miles out and back with 2800 feet of elevation gain. The trail is well marked and maintained. However, the hike rarely levels off. Be prepared for a steady incline...
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  • Westcliffe, Colorado

    Summit Kit Carson Peak

    12.4 mi / 6323 ft gain
    There are a couple different trailheads that lead to Kit Carson Peak, but the one from Willow Creek Trailhead will give you the opportunity to peak another fourteener, Challenger Point, and let you pass through and/or camp at Willow Lake, which is a beautiful destination by itself. If approaching...
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  • Westcliffe, Colorado

    North Crestone Creek Trail

    11.29 mi / 3212 ft gain
    North Crestone Creek Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Crestone, Colorado.
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  • Westcliffe, Colorado

    Humboldt Peak Trail

    10.83 mi / 4137 ft gain
    Humboldt Peak Trail is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Nederland, Colorado.
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  • Westcliffe, Colorado

    South Colony Lakes Trail

    8.92 mi / 2241 ft gain
    South Colony Lakes Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Crestone, Colorado.
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  • Westcliffe, Colorado

    Crestone Peak Trail

    12.93 mi / 5436 ft gain
    Crestone Peak Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Crestone, Colorado.
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  • Del Norte, Colorado

    Bennett Peak and Windy Point

    5.94 mi / 2448 ft gain
    Bennett Peak and Windy Point is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Monte Vista, Colorado.
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  • Westcliffe, Colorado

    Lower and Upper Macey Lakes Via Rainbow Trail

    12.66 mi / 2910 ft gain
    Lower and Upper Macey Lakes Via Rainbow Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Westcliffe, Colorado.
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  • Westcliffe, Colorado

    Rito Alto Four Pass Loop

    23.37 mi / 6457 ft gain
    Rito Alto Four Pass Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Westcliffe, Colorado.
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