Outbound Collective logo

The Best Backpacking in Cortez

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

Top backpacking spots in and near Cortez

  • Dolores, Colorado

    Priest Gulch and Highline Driveway Loop Trail

    15.44 mi / 3471 ft gain
    Priest Gulch and Highline Driveway Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Dolores, Colorado.
    Read more
  • Hesperus, Colorado

    Tomahawk Mine via Basin Creek OHV Trail

    2.16 mi / 607 ft gain
    Tomahawk Mine via Basin Creek OHV Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see local wildlife located near Hesperus, Colorado.
    Read more
  • Durango, Colorado

    Colorado Trail : Segment 28

    20.12 mi / 2385 ft gain
    Colorado Trail : Segment 28 is a point-to-point trail where you may see local wildlife located near Durango, Colorado.
    Read more
  • Durango, Colorado

    Colorado Trail : Segment 27

    20.4 mi / 3415 ft gain
    Colorado Trail : Segment 27 is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Silverton, Colorado.
    Read more
  • Durango, Colorado

    Hermosa Creek Trail from Hermosa

    18.74 mi / 3402 ft gain
    Hermosa Creek Trail from Hermosa is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Durango, Colorado.
    Read more
  • Durango, Colorado

    Backpack into Chicago Basin from Purgatory Flats

    5.0
    26 mi / 6000 ft gain
    This hike begins at the Purgatory Flats Trailhead across from the purgatory resort. The register is about a hundred yards from the Trailhead and is located next to a trail map. From here you will begin your descent down into the flats, which is roughly a 600-700 foot descent over the course of ju...
    Read more
  • Durango, Colorado

    Engineer Mountain Trail

    13.04 mi / 3015 ft gain
    Engineer Mountain Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Silverton, Colorado.
    Read more