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The Best Backpacking in Del Norte

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Top backpacking spots in and near Del Norte

  • Del Norte, Colorado

    Bennett Peak and Windy Point

    5.94 mi / 2448 ft gain
    Bennett Peak and Windy Point is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Monte Vista, Colorado.
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  • South Fork, Colorado

    Embargo Trail, Benino Trail, Groundhog and Cathedral Creek Trail Loop

    11.83 mi / 2844 ft gain
    Embargo Trail, Benino Trail, Groundhog and Cathedral Creek Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near South Fork, Colorado.
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  • Pagosa Springs, Colorado

    Crater Lake in the South San Juan Wilderness

    9.17 mi / 2133 ft gain
    Holiday weekends can be frustrating for solitude seekers. The extra day to play always seems to be challenged by the expected crowds of competition for your sought after spots.  Fortunately for those of us who prefer quieter pastures, Colorado's 3.5+ million acres of wilderness still hold plenty ...
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  • Creede, Colorado

    Colorado Trail : Segment 20

    12.08 mi / 2740 ft gain
    Colorado Trail : Segment 20 is a point-to-point trail where you may see local wildlife located near Creede, Colorado.
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  • Creede, Colorado

    Colorado Trail: Segment 21

    14.44 mi / 3009 ft gain
    Colorado Trail: Segment 21 is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Creede, Colorado.
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  • Antonito, Colorado

    Red Lake Trail

    6.1 mi / 990 ft gain
    Red Lake Trail is an out and back trail that takes you by a lake located near Big Pine, California
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  • Saguache, Colorado

    Colorado Trail : Segment 17

    20.53 mi / 2507 ft gain
    Colorado Trail : Segment 17 is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Saguache, Colorado.
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  • Alamosa, Colorado

    Ellingwood Point via Lake Como Road

    19.14 mi / 6289 ft gain
    Ellingwood Point via Lake Como Road is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Mosca, Colorado.
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  • Lake Como Trailhead, Colorado

    Summit Blanca and Ellingwood Peaks

    7 mi / 6800 ft gain
    Blanca Peak is nestled at the heart (and the top) of a four peak ceiling located at the southern-most tip of Colorado's intimidating Sangre de Christo range. The peak is known for its impeccable 360 degree views, as you can see well over 100 miles in every direction thanks to Colorado's clean, c...
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  • Creede, Colorado

    Hike the Weminuche Wilderness to Fourmile Falls

    5.0
    8 mi
    Located in Southern Colorado’s Weminuche Wilderness, Fourmile Falls is a beautiful day hike perfect for hikers and photographers. The highlights of the trail are the two massive, thundering waterfalls. The falls make this hike ideal in early to mid summer, when the falls are full of icy snowmel...
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  • Westcliffe, Colorado

    North Crestone Creek Trail

    11.29 mi / 3212 ft gain
    North Crestone Creek Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Crestone, Colorado.
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  • Westcliffe, Colorado

    Hike to Willow Lake, CO

    5.0
    9 mi / 2800 ft gain
    Nestled in the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness, Willow Lake offers a stunning destination to a rigorous hike. The hike is approximately 9 miles out and back with 2800 feet of elevation gain. The trail is well marked and maintained. However, the hike rarely levels off. Be prepared for a steady incline...
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  • Westcliffe, Colorado

    Summit Kit Carson Peak

    12.4 mi / 6323 ft gain
    There are a couple different trailheads that lead to Kit Carson Peak, but the one from Willow Creek Trailhead will give you the opportunity to peak another fourteener, Challenger Point, and let you pass through and/or camp at Willow Lake, which is a beautiful destination by itself. If approaching...
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  • Mosca, Colorado

    South Zapata Lake Trail

    8.96 mi / 3012 ft gain
    South Zapata Lake Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Mosca, Colorado.
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  • Mosca, Colorado

    Summit Little Bear Peak

    12 mi / 5000 ft gain
    This hike starts on Lake Como Road with the goal of eventually reaching Lake Como.  If you have a modified 4WD car you can get all the way to the lake in it, but if you do not feel like risking damage to your vehicle park as low as you deem necessary to do that.  Most 4WD stock vehicles can make ...
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  • Pagosa Springs, Colorado

    V Rock Trail

    14.36 mi / 3373 ft gain
    V Rock Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Pagosa Springs, Colorado.
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