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Backpack to Slide Lake in Mt. Zirkel Wilderness

Walden, Colorado

6.4 mi / 1777 ft gain

Wyoming Trail

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

9.32 mi / 1322 ft gain

Buffalo Pass Trail

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

2.84 mi / 472 ft gain

Rabbit Ears Peak Trail

Coalmont, Colorado

5.49 mi / 902 ft gain

Fishhook Lake, Lost Lake, and Lake Elmo Trail

Coalmont, Colorado

6.06 mi / 860 ft gain

Camp at Dumont Lake, CO

Coalmont, Colorado

4.5

Camp Near Little Muddy Creek, Routt National Forest

Kremmling, Colorado

5.0

Buffalo Mountain

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

3.54 mi / 459 ft gain

Windy Ridge

Kremmling, Colorado

5.22 mi / 748 ft gain

Places to stay

Grizzly Creek Guard Station

Coalmont, Colorado

Grizzly Creek Guard Station

Teal Lake Group Campsite

Coalmont, Colorado

Teal Lake Group Campsite

Steamboat Springs KOA Holiday

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Steamboat Springs KOA Holiday

Seedhouse Guard Station

Clark, Colorado

Seedhouse Guard Station

Big Creek Lakes Campground

Walden, Colorado

Big Creek Lakes Campground

Chambers Lake

Bellvue, Colorado

Chambers Lake

Guides and stories

7 Backpacking Trips in Rocky Mountain NP for Your Summer Bucket List

7 Backpacking Trips in Rocky Mountain NP for Your Summer Bucket List

The Outbound Collective

10 Awesome Hikes on the East Side of Rocky Mountain National Park

10 Awesome Hikes on the East Side of Rocky Mountain National Park

Michael Fricke

Rocky Mountain National Park's 15 Best Hikes

Rocky Mountain National Park's 15 Best Hikes

The Outbound Collective

Rocky Mountain National Park's Subtler Side

Rocky Mountain National Park's Subtler Side

Adrien Patané

The Three Types of Rocky Mountain National Park Hikers

The Three Types of Rocky Mountain National Park Hikers

Lysianne Peacock

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