Outbound Collective logo

The Best Backpacking in Cañon City

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

Top backpacking spots in and near Cañon City

  • Florence, Colorado

    Newlin Creek Trail

    5.85 mi / 2041 ft gain
    Newlin Creek Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Florence, Colorado.
    Read more
  • Teller County, Colorado

    Backpack to the Abandoned Skagway Power Plant and Ghost Town

    3.5
    10 mi / 1000 ft gain
    Construction of the Skagway Plant began in 1899 and was complete in 1901. In 1965, 15 days of rain brought floods washing out a lot of the pipeline and other infrastructure. Fixing the power plant didn’t make sense and funds weren’t in place. The land was reverted to the government. The hike b...
    Read more
  • Divide, Colorado

    Horsethief to the Crags Trail

    9.08 mi / 2457 ft gain
    Horsethief to the Crags Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Cripple Creek, Colorado.
    Read more
  • Colorado Springs, Colorado

    Stratton Reservoir

    13.87 mi / 5942 ft gain
    Stratton Reservoir is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Colorado Springs, Colorado.
    Read more
  • Colorado Springs, Colorado

    Mount Buckhorn Trail to Seven Bridges Trail Loop

    6.68 mi / 1673 ft gain
    Mount Buckhorn Trail to Seven Bridges Trail Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Colorado Springs, Colorado.
    Read more
  • Colorado Springs, Colorado

    Goldcamp, Buckhorn, Bear Creek, Section 16, Contemplative Trail

    10.16 mi / 1886 ft gain
    Goldcamp, Buckhorn, Bear Creek, Section 16, Contemplative Trail is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Manitou Springs, Colorado.
    Read more
  • Divide, Colorado

    Pikes Peak from the Crags Trail

    13.45 mi / 4304 ft gain
    Pikes Peak from the Crags Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Divide, Colorado.
    Read more
  • Westcliffe, Colorado

    Backpack to Sand Creek Lakes

    5.0
    4 mi / 1700 ft gain
    Start at the Music Pass trail head south of Westcliffe, Colorado off County Road 119. You will need a 4x4 with high clearance to get to the actual trailhead as the last 2.5 miles are rough. Otherwise, park at the Crape Creek TH and walk the 2.5 miles up to Music Pass Trailhead.Once on the trail...
    Read more
  • 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.
    Read more
  • Manitou Springs, Colorado

    Barr Trail to Barr Camp

    12.38 mi / 3629 ft gain
    Barr Trail to Barr Camp is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Manitou Springs, Colorado.
    Read more
  • 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.
    Read more
  • Cotopaxi, Colorado

    Hayden Creek Rainbow Trail #1336

    4.63 mi / 1362 ft gain
    Hayden Creek Rainbow Trail #1336 is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Coaldale, Colorado.
    Read more
  • Colorado Springs, Colorado

    Red Rock, Lion and Section 16 Loop

    11.33 mi / 2139 ft gain
    Red Rock, Lion and Section 16 Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Colorado Springs, Colorado.
    Read more
  • 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.
    Read more
  • 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.
    Read more
  • 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.
    Read more