Camp at Prince Creek

From Colorado State Highway 82, turn south onto Highway 133 (toward Carbondale). Continue south past the Carbondale Main Street roundabout. After two miles, turn East onto Prince Creek Road.

56 Saves
~4 miles away

Camp at Thomas Lake and Summit Mt. Sopris

With the Elk Mountain range behind it, It appears to be standing by itself, and has the resemblance of a grand volcano.

191 Saves
~8 miles away

Backpack to Capitol Lake, CO

The route to Capitol Lake is fairly straight forward, but not without its minor hardships.

239 Saves
~14 miles away

Camp at Deep Creek Campground

I was driving from Denver to Telluride and wanted a camping spot along the way so I decided to make a random turn off of 70 and sure enough found some beautiful BLM land to camp on.

16 Saves
~20 miles away

Camp on the Backside of Buttermilk Mountain

Park at the Buttermilk Ski Area parking lot and begin your hike up the mountain at the bottom of the Summit Express chair lift. Follow the 4x4 dirt road the entire way up Buttermilk.

98 Saves
~23 miles away

Backpack the Lead King Basin Trail

We began our hike at the beginning of the afternoon after about two-three hours driving up the 14 mile road. The first mile of the trail was mild, turning into an uphill adventure.

47 Saves
~23 miles away

Camp at Silver Bell Campground

Escape the bustle of town and head out of Aspen on Maroon Creek Road. Follow the signs to Maroon-Bells Snowmass Wilderness Area.

41 Saves
~24 miles away

Camp at Silver Queen Campground

To start it off, head out from Aspen on Maroon Creek Road.

25 Saves
~25 miles away

Car Camp at Maroon Lake

Maybe you've seen the photos a million times before - it's for good reason. Maroon Bells is just stunning.

216 Saves
~25 miles away

Backpack to Snowmass Lake

For the adventurous backpacker looking to get backcountry in central Colorado, the stunning beauty of the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness cannot be beat.

239 Saves
~25 miles away

Backpack the Four Pass Loop in the Maroon Bells

The Four Pass Loop begins at Maroon Lake, famous for its iconic view of the Maroon Bells (Maroon Peak and North Maroon Peak), deemed the “most-photographed spot in Colorado.

833 Saves
~25 miles away

Explore the Maroon Bells & Snowmass Wilderness

The beautiful and iconic Maroon Bells-Snowmass wilderness is home to some of the most amazing scenery and adventures to be had in all of Colorado.

694 Saves
~25 miles away

Hike to Crater Lake

The crater lake trail begins at Maroon Lake and quickly breaks off from the scenic trail at .3 miles. Be sure to follow the signs to crater lake, which will be heading higher into the valley.

441 Saves
~25 miles away

Explore Hardscrabble Mountain

Depending where you choose to access the Hardscrabble area from, this can be a fairly easy day hike or an overnight camping trip.

79 Saves
~26 miles away

Camp at Heart Lake

Ever wanted to pick a spot on the map and just GO for the weekend? That's exactly how we discovered Heart Lake. Our only recommendation is don't do it in October, when it might snow. A lot.

166 Saves
~26 miles away

Backpack to Conundrum Hot Springs

After picking up your required overnight permit, start your morning with a coffee in Aspen, then drive out 15 min to the trailhead at the end of Conundrum Creek road.

980 Saves
~27 miles away

Camp at Paradise Divide

At a literally breathtaking 11,250 feet, Paradise Divide offers seclusion and scenery that can't be beat.

253 Saves
~30 miles away

Hike Rustler's Gulch

From Crested Butte, continue 6 miles past the town of Gothic to Rustler's Gulch Road. Turn right on the road, cross the East River to get to a small parking area near the river.

56 Saves
~30 miles away

Summit Castle and Conundrum Peaks

There are many different places to start the trek up to Castle and Conundrum. The first step, however, is always go to the end of Castle Creek Road just outside of Aspen, CO.

120 Saves
~33 miles away

Backpack Cathedral Lake

Cathedral Lake offers an excellent alternative to escape the crowds that swarm the Maroon Bells area, especially in the peak autumn season.

386 Saves
~33 miles away