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The Best Backpacking in Dolores

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Top backpacking spots in and near Dolores

  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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...
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  • 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.
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  • Telluride, Colorado

    Alta to Sunshine Trail

    7.42 mi / 1808 ft gain
    Alta to Sunshine Trail is an out-and-back trail located near Telluride, Colorado.
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  • Durango, Colorado

    Summit 3 Peaks in the Chicago Basin

    5.0
    I tell people all the time that if they only do one hike in Colorado, this is it. You get a little taste of everything: Colorado history, wildlife, beautiful campsite views, 14ers, and the largest wilderness in the state.This itinerary assumes you’re hitching a ride on the train from Silverton. ...
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  • Durango, Colorado

    Chicago Basin

    15.44 mi / 4744 ft gain
    Chicago Basin is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Silverton, Colorado.
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  • Durango, Colorado

    Windom Peak via Needle Creek Trail

    17.92 mi / 6142 ft gain
    Windom Peak via Needle Creek Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Silverton, Colorado.
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  • Durango, Colorado

    Ice Lakes Trail to Island Lake

    5.0
    7.75 mi / 2690 ft gain
    Just north of Silverton, CO, lies the South Mineral Valley which is reachable down a well maintained, and paved dirt road and ends in the South Mineral Campground. The hike starts out with a sweat generating 1500+ feet of gain over its first two miles. However, there are numerous spots to stop a...
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  • Durango, Colorado

    Climb Fuller Peak

    3.0
    Begin by hiking the Ice Lakes Trail for 3.5 miles, which will take you to Ice Lake. From here, you can identify the obvious, delta-shaped mountain to climber's left, known as Fuller Peak (13,761ft). Hike cross country, directly toward the base of the North Ridge (right skyline), walking past Full...
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  • Durango, Colorado

    Backpack to Island Lake

    5.0
    8 mi / 3000 ft gain
    From the Ice Lakes basin Trailhead, this 8 mile round trip trail with 3000 feet of elevation gain will bring you to the Ice Lakes Basin with an abundance of beautiful lakes, especially Island Lake and Ice Lake. We camped on a little shelf above Island Lake, but you can camp anywhere you find a ni...
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  • Durango, Colorado

    Explore Clear Lake

    The road to Clear Lake offers wonderful views of the South Fork Mineral Creek, and the San Juan Mountains. Some people make the 9-mile round-trip hike with 2,600 feet of elevation gain, others drive as far as their vehicle will allow and hike from there, and some make the drive all the way up. It...
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  • Ophir, Colorado

    Columbine Lake via Oscars Pass

    8.54 mi / 4003 ft gain
    Columbine Lake via Oscars Pass is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Ophir, Colorado.
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