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The Best Backpacking in Allenspark

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Top backpacking spots in and near Allenspark

  • Allenspark, Colorado

    Backpack to Bluebird Lake

    4.3
    14 mi / 2500 ft gain
    Starting at the Wild Basin trailhead on the south side of Rocky Mountain National Park, hike through a wet forest towards upper and lower Copeland Falls, located 0.45 miles from the trailhead. From here, continue on the main trail along the North Fork of the Saint Vrain River to Calypso Cascades,...
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  • Allenspark, Colorado

    Hike to Thunder Lake

    12 mi / 2275 ft gain
    Starting at the often-busy Wild Basin TH, the trail passes through dense forests as it follows the North Fork of the Saint Vrain River through the southernmost section of Rocky Mountain National Park. The trail passes alongside the small Copeland Falls before continuing west towards Calypso Casca...
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  • Allenspark, Colorado

    Hike Mount Alice, Rocky Mountain National Park

    16 mi / 5000 ft gain
    Mount Alice rules over the nicest part of Rocky Mountain National Park (in my opinion), the Wild Basin area. Due to long approaches most people never see more than a mile or two past the Wild Basin trailhead but if you are willing to put in a little time hiking you will see beautiful alpine lakes...
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  • Allenspark, Colorado

    Hike the Wild Basin's Ouzel & Ogallala Peaks

    17.18 mi / 4403 ft gain
    Begin at the Wild Basin Trailhead in southeastern Rocky Mountain National Park near the town of Allenspark. Plan to start before sunrise if attempting this trek as a day trip in order to avoid afternoon thunderstorms above the treeline. This trip can easily be made into a backpacking experience b...
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  • Allenspark, Colorado

    Hike to Pear Lake

    5.0
    13 mi / 2112 ft gain
    Pear lake is a beautiful alpine lake in the southern Wild Basin region of Rocky Mountain National Park. Once used as a reservoir, Pear Lake has been restored to its natural state and lies in scenic basin below some of the most isolated mountains in the park. The trail to Pear Lake passes through ...
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  • Larimer County, Colorado

    Andrews Tarn and Andrews Glacier Trail

    8.5 mi / 2244 ft gain
    Andrews Tarn and Andrews Glacier Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Estes Park, Colorado.
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  • Larimer County, Colorado

    North Long's Peak Trail to Boulder Brook

    8.03 mi / 1713 ft gain
    North Long's Peak Trail to Boulder Brook is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Estes Park, Colorado.
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  • Larimer County, Colorado

    Hike to Sky Pond

    4.7
    8.43 mi / 1780 ft gain
    Start at the Glacier Gorge trailhead on Bear Lake Road. Parking is limited so it is advised to get there very early. It's a longer hike so plan on taking a full day to complete or stay overnight to enjoy more of the scenery. Within the first mile on the Glacier Gorge Trail you will pass by Alber...
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  • Estes Park, Colorado

    Green Lake via Glacier Gorge Trail

    5.0
    11.38 mi / 3400 ft gain
    Begin at the popular Glacier Gorge trailhead along Bear Lake Road in Rocky Mountain National Park. Arrive VERY early for parking as the lot typically fills by 7:30 am. For the best photography options - choose to either backpack into the Glacier Gorge campsite (reservations must be made early in ...
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  • Larimer County, Colorado

    Rocky Mountain Lake Loop

    12.14 mi / 2618 ft gain
    Rocky Mountain Lake Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Estes Park, Colorado.
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  • Larimer County, Colorado

    Lake Nanita and Nokoni via Bear Lake Trailhead

    25.64 mi / 8225 ft gain
    Lake Nanita and Nokoni via Bear Lake Trailhead is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Estes Park, Colorado.
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  • Larimer County, Colorado

    Hike to Nymph, Dream, Emerald, and Haiyaha Lakes

    4.9
    4.51 mi
    From the Bear Lake Trailhead, the path to Nymph Lake is a moderate paved trail. At the lake there are several places to sit and take in the scenery. This is also where you'll find the most people. From here, continue up the trail towards Dream Lake. On the way, the trail forks. The left will take...
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  • Estes Park, Colorado

    Summit Storm Peak and Mount Lady Washington

    4.5
    12.58 mi / 4500 ft gain
    This adventure began at the Longs Peak trailhead in southeastern Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. I followed the Longs Peak trail for 6 miles to the Boulderfield backcountry camping area. This is a fairly steep on-trail climb of 3,360 feet. After setting up camp at 12,760 feet, my partner...
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  • Estes Park, Colorado

    Camp at Boulder Field in Rocky Mountain National Park

    12 mi / 3360 ft gain
    Boulder Field is a high alpine backcountry site on Longs Peak, and is a popular camp for backpackers attempting to summit Longs Peak via the Keyhole route. At an impressive elevation of 12,760 feet, Boulder Field is a vast wasteland of rocks that sits 500 feet below the famous Keyhole feature, an...
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  • 1398 Longs Peak Road, Colorado

    The Keyhole and Longs Peak via Longs Peak Trail

    13.29 mi / 4646 ft gain
    The Keyhole and Longs Peak via Longs Peak Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Allenspark, Colorado.
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  • Allenspark, Colorado

    Finch Lake via Allenspark Trail

    7.29 mi / 1430 ft gain
    Finch Lake via Allenspark Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Allenspark, Colorado.
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